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Fri, Feb 16


Spokane Print & Publishing Center

Book Arts: Rounded Spine Hardcover Book (2 Days)

Learn to create a beautiful rounded spine for your hardcover books over a two day workshop.

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Book Arts: Rounded Spine Hardcover Book (2 Days)
Book Arts: Rounded Spine Hardcover Book (2 Days)

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – Feb 17, 2024, 2:00 PM

Spokane Print & Publishing Center, 1921 N Ash St, Spokane, WA 99205, USA

About the event

Students will learn how to make a book with a rounded spine by hand. Learn skills such as grain direction, sew for swell, and round and back a spine. Students will learn a method for attaching board covers, measuring for squares, and learn what a "square" is. This is a two day class with prep work being done on day one. Students must attend both days in order to complete their book.

All materials included. Previous bookbinding experience is welcome by not necessary. Age minimum 16.

This class is taught by Mel Hewitt.

Mel Hewitt is a book artist working her way towards becoming proficient in all aspects of the book arts. Her skills currently lie in traditional and contemporary binding structures and finishing techniques, paper marbling, paste papers, and incorporating letter press, screen printing, and relief printing into her pieces. Mel’s work ranges from utilitarian one-of-a-kind journals to sculptural artist books. You can learn more about her and her work at

Cancellation Refund Policy:

Full refund up to 1 week before event. Partial refund up to 24 hrs before event. No refunds given for cancellations 24 hours prior to or day of event.


  • 1 hour

    Session 1 - Cutting and Pressing (Feb 16)

    Book Arts Room

  • 5 hours

    Session 2 - Building the Book (Feb 17)

    Book Arts Room


  • General Admission

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