Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Monique Lallier is teaching a one-week class in Separate Board Structure. The beauty of this technique is that the spine can be in leather and the boards covered in with decorative papers, cloth or leather. If the boards are covered in leather, the design is worked on the boards prior to attaching them to the book. The spine is titled by hand as well. Most students are using the beautiful papers that they designed in the last class with Suzanne Moore.

Another fabulous class with a fabulous teacher.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Wonderful week of making paper with artist Suzanne Moore. We held an open house for the community on Thursday, and Suzanne also presented a slide show/talk of her work. According to one attendee, "That was world class! What an amazing artist!"

Everyone made loads of paper, experimented with new techniques, and learned a lot.

We can't wait for Suzanne to come back next fall when she teaches a class with her husband, Don Glaister.

I'll post the 2011 schedule later this week!