Traditional Hand Bookbinding Workshop in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery

December 18, 2018 8:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Traditional Hand Bookbinding Workshop in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery


(Malvern, PA) Try your hand at traditional bookbinding in Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery! Colonial Williamsburg-trained instructor, Ramon Townsend of, will lead the class through the entire binding process. Surrounded by a world-class collection of 19th century bookbinding tools, participants will create a book using traditional methods employed through the mid-19th century. Along with their book, participants will also be provided step-by-step written instructions they can take home.

Feedback from past participants has been extremely positive. A past workshop participant wrote, “I attended the book binding class yesterday. It was excellent; Ramon Townsend did a wonderful job and the space was inspiring.”

Workshop Admission: $75/ Participant, all supplies included. Ages 14 & Up.

The workshop will take place from 9AM – 3PM.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 6 participants.  Visit 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 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, or like us on FaceBook.


Contact: Faith McCarrick, Director of Programs

610.640.2667 |


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