As a charity with a mandate to promote bookbinding through education and exhibitions Designer Bookbinders is committed to providing high quality bookbinding education. This is overseen by the Education Committee, formed to further the provision of tuition by the Society.

As well as participating in the joint workshops with The Society of Bookbinders, Designer Bookbinders also organises masterclasses, where Fellows, Licentiates and other highly qualified practitioners offer classes in specialist subjects to small groups of advanced students.

A recent initiative is the Transferring Design project, established specifically to introduce college students and tutors to the possibilities of bookbinding within the art and design curriculum. Over the last two years Fellows of Designer Bookbinders have visited five colleges around the country to teach basic bookbinding techniques, these have been very successful with positive feedback from the participants.

Support Designer Bookbinders. We depend on generous sponsors and donations to help support the Society in running masterclasses and workshops and providing bursaries.


An upcoming series of online lectures by notable members of Designer Bookbinders and other invited speakers.


Designer Bookbinders Masterclasses are organised to provide intermediate and advanced students with instruction from expert tutors on specific, specialist aspects of bookbinding.


Run in conjunction with The Society of Bookbinders, Designer Bookbinders organises an annual series of joint weekend workshops on a variety of subjects.


Transferring Design is an exciting initiative with the Printing Charity to create awareness about the bookbinding and book arts scene.


A list of institutions, organisations and individuals offering bookbinding courses and tuition (listings are not endorsed by Designer Bookbinders).