master bookbinder with 35 years of experience. I own Cardoza-James Binding—one of the city's few traditional bookbinding businesses. I hope to help keep the craft alive by sharing it with others.
We'll show you our bookbinding studio and let you feel the materials as we discuss what goes into the craft. You'll see our industrial machines as we walk through the studio. Next you'll choose a type font and deboss your name onto a leather swatch for a unique souvenir. This is a wonderful and important ancient craft that's losing ground in high-tech San Francisco. I hope that together we can…
Bring a notebook and your camera to photograph our vintage machines.
Coffee, cookie, materials I'll provide leather and printing materials for you to create a unique souvenir.
optional: Camera, note book.
Our workshop will be in our bookbinding studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, an area rich with history. The studio is an amazing place full of classic industrial machines and a variety of bookbinding materials.