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Workshop: Introduction to Book Making

12 November 2023, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Book Making: Coptic bindings for beginners

Join us for our hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of Coptic bindings! This event is perfect for book lovers, craft enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the ancient technique of bookbinding. Make a beautiful hand-bound book for yourself or as a stunning gift.

No experience is needed.

Date: Sunday, 12th November, 2023

Time: 12 PM – 4 PM

Location: The Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Tickets: £70 available here: Introduction to Book Making: Coptic bindings for beginners Tickets, Sun, Nov 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

During this interactive class, you’ll discover the fascinating world of bookbinding and explore various materials and tools used in the process. Led by experienced City and Guild-trained book-binder, Nadine, you’ll learn step-by-step how to create your very own Coptic-bound book.

The Workshop Includes:

  • History of Coptic bindings and explanation of structure and design.
  • Step-by-step instruction and assistance.
  • All materials and tools needed to produce your binding to take home.
  • Light refreshments.

Nadine of Hound Hand Bound Books has developed a passion for traditional bookbinding from her years caring for books in some of Cambridge’s most historic libraries. An accomplished book-binder, City and Guild trained, Nadine is ready to share her skills and passion for books with you.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a beautiful handmade book that you can proudly display or gift to someone special. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and connect with fellow book enthusiasts!

Spaces are limited, so book your spot now. We can’t wait to see you there!


You can read about our accessibility information on our website. If you’d like to chat through any accessibility requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 01223 355159 or email alex.smaridge@museumofcambridge.org.uk. Event attendees with additional needs are welcome to bring a supporter or carer who will be admitted to the event free of charge. 

Getting Here

We are in the centre of Cambridge. You’ll find us at the corner of Castle Street and Northampton Street. We are right beside Kettle’s Yard and only a 15-minute walk from King’s College. You can park your bike at the bike parks on Bridge Street or on Northampton Street. There is a bus stop on Bridge Street. Check out the Stagecoach website to plan your journey to and from the Museum. Find out more about how to get here by train, bike, bus, car or on foot on our website.


Please note that photographs will be taken throughout this event, and images may be used in future marketing and reporting materials. If you do not wish you or your family’s photograph to be taken, please make sure to let us know.

Healthy Events

If you’re feeling unwell or have recently tested positive for Covid-19, please do not attend this event. We’ll be happy to offer you a refund if applicable, and welcome you at the Museum on another day.

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Workshop: Introduction to Book Making


The Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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