Discover the Book Arts Workshop, a vibrant and unique part of the Dartmouth campus offering students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to explore the arts of bookbinding, printing, and typography.

The Book Arts Workshop is currently open to community members, staff, faculty and students. Face coverings are welcome, but not required.

About

About

Explore and learn about the world of books through historical and contemporary mediums, including letterpress printing, digital design, and hand-bookbinding!

From creating sturdy journals or pop-up books to printing images from low-relief objects, you’ll have access to the Workshop’s bindery, presses, and wide selection of metal and wood typefaces to bring your project to life. We offer faculty and curricular support as well.

Browse and book yourself into classes and events currently on offer. Take a studio tour or stop by during our open-studio hours. 

We welcome all abilities and skill levels and your Workshop sessions include full use of equipment and materials. 

Want to stay in the loop about Open Studio sessions, classes, and special events? Join Dartmouth Book Arts Listserv to receive weekly reminders.

Please note, in light of increasing material and resourcing costs for Dartmouth’s ever-growing curricular and community engagement, some of our programs and events will require a materials/administrative fee. Read about our fees and registration, cancellation, & refund policies.

We’ll continue to offer special drop-in events free of charge to the Dartmouth community. You’ll see those sessions marked as such on our events booking page.

Faculty & Curricular Support

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Faculty & Curricular Support

As a valued part of the Dartmouth experience, the Book Arts Workshop is available to faculty for curricular support, collaboration, and co-teaching. Over the years we’ve hosted classes from many departments; including English, Studio Art, Russian, Computer Science, and Environmental Studies, to tailor instruction around projects of varying length: from one session to the entire term.

If you’d like to use the workshop for an upcoming class, please contact Sarah Marcella Parella who can assist you in designing the exercise, confirming schedules, and obtaining any necessary supplies. This list of guidelines and questions will help with planning for your project. If a full class visit isn’t possible, we always welcome the use of the workshop by individual students to complete coursework during open studio hours.

Book Arts Events

June 26 Letterpress Orientation 5:00pm - 8:00pm Event Details
July 03 Letterpress Orientation Lite 5:00pm - 6:00pm Event Details
July 07 Wood Type Workshop 2:00pm - 5:00pm Event Details

Directions

The Book Arts Workshop Studios are located in Baker Library, Rooms 21-25 (west entrance, lower level, around the corner from the Orozco murals).  The Bindery Studio is in Baker Room 21 and the Letterpress Studio is in Baker Room 23. Room 25 (also known as the "Ampersand Room") is a resource room with books on books, computer, printers and a door to the Book Arts Workshop Program Manager's office.

You'll find a Baker Ground Level link on our Floor Guides page.

Email & Phone

Book Arts Workshop

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Address

Baker-Berry Library

Rooms 21-25
Baker-Berry Library
Hanover, NH 03755
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Our Staff

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Maggie Minor
Book Arts Workshop Assistant Manager
Sarah M. Smith
Sarah Marcella Parella
Book Arts Workshop Program Manager
Won K. Chung
Won K. Chung
Book Arts Workshop Letterpress Instructor
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Emma L. Percy
Book Arts Workshop Instructor
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Deborah Howe
Collections Conservator
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