Welcome to AAB

Update: March 8, 2021

We are excited to announce a flexible schedule for the American Academy of Bookbinding 2021 class season. We are planning to open up for in-person classes in late August 2021 and run through mid-November, as long as local and national COVID-19 restrictions allow.

We are in the process of updating the website to reflect our most recent changes. The listed schedule is intended to help you plan ahead, however it is subject to change.

Registration officially opens on April 1.
Class updates and registration status will be sent out May 1.
Admitted student deposits to confirm placement will be due May 15.

AAB will keep class sizes small until a safer level of risk has been assessed and updated. If everything goes well, we plan to increase our class sizes in October and November.

We are giving first priority to last year’s registrants whose classes were subject to COVID cancellations. Upon registration, please let us know if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case the class is full. We will add students from the waiting list once we are given the green light from the County to increase participant numbers.

A soft opening for in-person classes will occur in late July. We are offering two classes for the Introduction to Bookbinding Level 1 class. Both will be limited to 7 students. Note: Due to COVID restrictions, there is some potential that these classes will be cancelled, so please be keep this in mind when making travel arrangements.

As always, we look forward to seeing you. Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions, or to simply discuss your plans.

Best wishes until then! — The Staff at AAB

AAB is spiritual sanctum for me, I adore the staff and the facilities are fantastic. Everyone goes beyond the basic expectations of a workshop setting to make my time there special and treasured.

 . . being captured in this box canyon is a bookbinder’s dream.  There are very few places left in the world that, by the sheer force of their beauty and solitude, instill a level of peace that welcomes creativity.

My experience at AAB was a game changer.

The AAB program is very challenging and requires a significant commitment both in class and independently to achieve the quality of work required . . . It’s worth it.