Upcoming Events

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Event Highlights

Means to an End(band): A Binder’s Box of Recipes | Emily Tipps

May 6
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
$65, register here


Do you want your books to be a little more gourmet? Endbands contribute to the structure, functionality, and visual presentation of a book. In this workshop, participants cook up a smorgasbord of these sewn beauties—from traditional fare to modern delights. The BAP provides the ingredients and instruction, all you need is a taste for the details and the desire to sample something new! Participants sew two or more endbands during this half-day workshop, and leave with a handy box of six endband recipe cards and the necessary supplies to complete the set. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Hand-press Printing: 4-up with a Side of Bearers | Marnie Powers-Torrey

May 19 & 20
Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00
$190, register here


Interested in learning to print the super old-fashioned way? Join a small group of printers in setting the “table” with roller and platen bearers and serving up some short-order printing with fine press flair. On an iron hand-press, participants produce a collaborative booklet that dishes up some post-millennial perspective on the power of the platen. The goal is a sheet printed 4-up, but the emphasis is on press set up, make-ready, and inking rather than a polished product. No plates—rediscover the value of well-set type and a well-balanced platen. Space is limited to 8 participants.

Historical Constraints: Examining the Girdle Book | Pamela Spitzmueller

June 1–3
Thursday-Saturday, 10:00–5:00
Register through guildofbookworkers.org
Co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers


On their journeys, medieval religious travelers often carried a personal text which could be attached to a belt or girdle. The defining features of a girdle book include wooden boards covered with soft deerskin, a sewn binding on double cords, an extended skirt terminating in a decorative knot or hook for attachment, and a clasp closure. In this workshop, the instructor discusses historical models and participants construct a small girdle book. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Drop-in & Print Session | Bookmaking Blitz: Fold, Flap, and Pop!

June 17
Saturday, 1:00–5:00
Free and no registration necessary—just drop by!


Join us any time between 1 & 5 in the Book Arts Studio on the 4th floor of the Marriott Library! These Drop-in Sessions are informal opportunities to get your hands dirty and try some new techniques, ranging from alternative printing processes to paper decoration and much more. Bring a friend to explore these accessible and creative approaches to art-making. Free to the public and no experience necessary. Must be 16+.

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