Resources and Information

A set of usefule notes, links and other material that you may find of interest

The resources and information supplied on this page are provided as a service to our members. Inclusion on this page does not represent any form of approval or endorsement of the information or service by either the national organisation or the Midlands Region branch.

Classes in the Midlands Region:

At the moment we are aware of only two classes running in the Midlands Region. These are:

                The Leicester Bookbinding Group


                Quorn Bookbinding Class

Both of these are co-operative groups independent of the Society of Bookbinders and the Midlands Region. However, a number of our members attend one or other of the groups. For more information on these groups visit their websites:

                Leicester Bookbinding Group

                Quorn Bookbinding Class

Downloadable Materials:

Basic Case Bindings.

This is a set of class notes made by Nick Wells and used by both the  Leicester Bookbinding Group and Quorn Bookibindign Class. They give the basic information on how to do a simple case binding including how to work out the measurements involved.

Nick Wells' Bookbinding Notes

Edge Gilding and Edge Decoration

Peter Geraty runs the Praxis Bindary and is a director of the Integrated Studies Programme at the American Acadamy of Bookbinding. His notes on Edge Gilding and Edge Decoration are some of the best available. You can find them, along with other useful information on his website.

Link to Peter Geraty's Website

Rodney Fry Notes

Rodney gave a talk to the Midlands Region on the subject of Book Conservation and Rebinding. He has made the extensive notes that go with this talk available to the region. They are available to view and download here:

Notes on gilding 

Notes on washing paper

Notes on suppliers and resources

Websites  The Centre for Fine Print Research UWE Bristol


This is the newsletter of the Midlands Region. You can download copies in PDF format from the links below:

April 2015

July 2015

December 2015

April 2016

August 2016

December 2016

April 2017

August 2017

December 2017

2018 Members Survey Results. You can download the pdf file of the results here: Analyze - 2018