Book Restoration Workshop
Tuesday, May 15th | 9AM – 3PM
Learn basic book repair techniques, and in the process learn about a book's components and traditional hand-bookbinding methods in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery! In response to popular demand, our Colonial Williamsburg-trained instructor, Ramon Townsend, has developed a workshop that explores the techniques of book restoration. Participants will dissect a book and reassemble it. They will deconstruct a book by detaching the covers and spine, removing the sewing, and disassembling the text. Then, participants will reconstruct the book by performing page repair, re-sewing the text and re-hinging the covers and spine. The book, materials and supplies are provided.
Workshop Admission: $100/ Participant, all supplies included. Ages 18 & Up.
The workshop will take place from 9AM – 3PM. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 4 participants. Visit HistoricSugartown.org or call 610-640-2667 to register!
Historic Sugartown, Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization committed to protecting the 19th-century village of Sugartown. Located at the corner of Sugartown, Boot and Spring Roads in Malvern, Historic Sugartown protects nine historic structures and 9.2 acres that once made up the 19th-century village. Highlights include the c. 1880 General Store, the Carriage Museum, c. 1805 William Garrett House, and Book Bindery. The organization offers annual programs for the community’s enjoyment including Cabin Fever Saturday, Shugart’s Sunday – BBQ & Blues, Sugartown at Sundown Lantern Tours and A Sugartown Christmas. Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery, which showcases one of the nation’s richest collections of bookbinding tools and equipment, offers bookbinding and paper marbling workshops throughout the year. Guided tours of the village are available on weekends from May through November, as well as by appointment. School and group tours are available year-round. For more information, visit HistoricSugartown.org, or like us on FaceBook.