One of the many steps in bookbinding: the sewing of the quires with a "cousoir"
The people who live among the books and especially those who, for their professional activity, take the books and handle them, leave them open and take them back, know that the bookbinder preserves the book. In my library, the series of Greek texts goes to pieces, the pages retained by rubber bands. Only those who had been binded, resisting all my hard work, remain proud. Anyone who loves books likes to see them so well dressed, as if they were ready to enter the long term.
Jacquelines Romilly of the Académie française in Le geste et la parole des métiers d'art by Renaud Dutreil and Erik Orsenna, 2004
Learn the techniques of contemporary classical handcrafted binding.
Binding (full and half cloth, full paper, full and half leather, etc.) and slipcovers (Bradel style, with separately applied boards), box, chemise and case making.
Annual weekly course led by Sara Egret on Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm and by Emmanuel Fradois on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6 to 8 pm (depending on availability). It is aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve their skills and can be taken at any time during the year. In order to work in the best conditions, this course cannot accommodate more than 4 people.
Price: annual course payable per trimester for the amount of 450€, supplies included except skins and papers of guard or cover. This course will require the purchase of small materials for approximately 100€.
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