The History of Bookbinding / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

The History of Bookbinding

Learn how to make pages into a book

NOV 2018 – MAY 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
For 6th year primary school pupils and secondary students
You don’t have to be Harry Potter to change loose pages into a book. You just need to discover the secrets of bookbinding, the ways we can use to bind the pages so that they can take the form of a book.
Cost: Free admission
Let’s say you have lots of loose pages in your hands and you have to turn them into a book. How would you go about it? Would you stitch or sew them? Use a press or glue? Trim or staple them? “What’s all this?” you’re bound to wonder. And with reason.
They’re all terms of bookbinding –  the technique of binding pages into a book. In this workshop, we will introduce you to this process and its history with the help of Foinikas Publications.

In the historic rooms of the Onassis Library, we will closely observe the process of bookbinding and make our own notepad.


Babis Leggas: Bookbinder-publisher
Ioanna Raisaki: Bookbinder-book curator

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Addressed to:
6th year primary school pupils and secondary students

November 2018 –  May 2019


Free admission

The Onassis Library (56 Amalias Ave., Athens)

Application and selection process:
Schools in Attiki can apply by sending an email until 15 October 2018. 
Applications should be sent to, with "Onassis Library-Schools" in the subject line, and include the title of the workshop being applied for, the number of students, and the school website. 
Replies will be sent out by 1 November 2018. 
The school groups selected will be able to take part in one workshop each. Applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis. 
T. 210 3713000

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