Historic Sugartown Hosts Virtual Book Restoration Workshop

12/05/20

Virtual -- Historic Sugartown
P.O. Box 1423
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
610-640-2667
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Admission fee: $100 per adult

Historic Sugartown Hosts Virtual Book Restoration Workshop Saturday, December 5th | 9AM to 2PM A Book Restoration Workshop from the comfort of your own home with materials shipped right to you! Historic Sugartown has adapted their popular Book Restoration Workshop to a fantastic virtual experience. This 4-hour workshop on Google Meet introduces participants to the basic materials and steps employed in most book repair work. Participants will be virtually taught basic book repair techniques, and in the process learn about the book’s components and traditional hand bookbinding methods. Participants will deconstruct the book by removing the textblock from the front coverboard and spine; scrape off glue and any lining from the exposed spine; remove several signatures; perform paper repair; resew the book; and reattach the front coverboard and spine. Cost per Person: $100/pp. Cost includes materials & shipping. A book along with additional materials (pictured) will be sent via mail to your home prior to the workshop. For more information and to register, visit HistoricSugartown.org/virtual-workshop/. ----- Historic Sugartown, Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization committed to protecting the 19th-century village of Sugartown. Located at the corner of Sugartown, Boot and Spring Roads in Malvern, Historic Sugartown protects nine historic structures and 9.2 acres that once made up the 19th-century village. Highlights include the c. 1880 General Store, the Carriage Museum, c. 1805 William Garrett House, and Book Bindery. The organization offers annual programs for the community’s enjoyment including Summer Biergartens, Sugartown at Sundown Lantern Tours and A Sugartown Christmas. Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery, which showcases one of the nation’s richest collections of bookbinding tools and equipment, offers bookbinding and paper marbling workshops throughout the year. Guided tours of the village will continue through November. For more information, visit HistoricSugartown.org, or like us on FaceBook.