Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $185
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $203.5
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
Tackets have been used as functional and structural elements in bookbinding since early times. In this workshop, participants will explore structural tacketing through demonstration and practice and have the unique opportunity to examine historical examples of tacketing in early Newberry bindings. Various types of tackets will be studied, including primary, secondary, endband, corner, and quire tacketing. Participants will complete two tacketed bookbinding models.
Four sessions. E - $185, L - $203.50
Lesa Dowd is the Director of Conservation Services for the Newberry Library. Outside of her daily work in conservation, she enjoys studying historical bookbinding structures and practicing the art of fine bookbinding. She has studied French fine binding technique with Tini Miura and Monique Lallier.
- There will be a $25 materials fee due on the first day of class.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.