Restoration Course

Restoration of Cloth and Paper Bound Books

Please note that this course is best undertaken by those who have had some practice in binding books as it will be assumed that participants are familiar with the details of elementary bookbinding. Topics for the course will be selected from the following :

  • Replacing spines
  • Resewing split books
  • Paper repair
  • “Lumbecking” a paper-back and putting it into a hard case
  • Repairing “bumped” corners
  • Dealing with bookplates
  • Refurbishing cloth and decorated paper, etc.
  • Other suitable topics

The course tutor is June McNicol. Click here for examples of restored bindings.

Time and Place

This is a weekend two day course running from 9am to 4pm. It is held at 110 Andrew Ave., Tarragindi (Cnr. Bramston St) – (Bus Route 112 – Stop 40). See the What’s On page for actual dates of planned courses.


The fee for the course for members is $100.

What to bring

You are asked to bring your normal bookbinding tools, lunch and a selection of cloth or paper-bound books to work on that need some of the above repairs. Others can be provided if you don’t have any. Materials will be provided as far as possible if you do not have your own.

Application / Payment

Course payment can be made via Mail, Direct Deposit or PayPal (including Credit Card payments). Bookings will be taken in order of receipt.If using electronic payment (Bank Transfer/Direct Deposit or via PayPal) after completing the payment with your bank/PayPal please complete the contact form noted in the payment method (so that we have complete contact details).By Direct Deposit
Payments can be made by direct transfer to the Guild’s bank account using the following account details.
Account name: Queensland Bookbinders’ Guild Inc.
Account number: 044135539
Account BSB: 484-799
Please include your name in the payment description and, after making the payment, please complete the payment form – here)By PayPal/Credit Card

Bookbinding Course Rates
 Restoration Course (Price Includes Membership) $130.00 AUD Restoration Course (Current Members) $100.00 AUD Introductory Course (Price Includes Membership) $170.00 AUD Introductory Course (Current Members) $140.00 AUD
Your Name and Course Date

After making the payment via PayPal, please complete the payment form – here – to ensure we have complete contact details

By Mail
Please print, complete and forward this application form with the course fee to the Hon. Treasurer, QBG, PO Box 3009, Tarragindi, QLD 4121. Bookings will be taken in order of receipt.


If you need more information about the course please complete this enquiry form
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