Answered By: Baker Berry Reference Services Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015 Views: 71
There is no formal in-depth study here currently. There has been an undergraduate class with a book arts focus, but not at the moment. We have a number of non-academic opportunities though, and they are announced on our website and through other Dartmouth news outlets. The web site is: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/bookarts/index.html
Each term (not usually summer, but sometimes) we offer workshops, and most are one night, sometimes two. We try to have some "new skills" workshops to introduce people. We have been having some "intensives" that meet once a week all term, but these have been in letterpress. We put up the new schedule during reading week and the Book Arts list serv annouces when it is posted. Sign up for the list serv here: https://listserv.dartmouth.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=dartmouth-book-arts-list
Starting in September we will have a special instructor in Book Arts, Sarah Smith, and we hope to have increased open hours and opportunities.
Outside of Dartmouth there are many places to learn more, though not that close by. The North Bennet Street School in Boston has workshops and other programs, Garage Annex School for the Book Arts in Easthampton, MA and Otter Pond Bindery in Guilford, VT both have workshops. You can also check out the Guild of Book Workers (and its New England chapter) and the Vermont Book Arts Guild for other study opportunities.
Lastly, check out www.philobiblon.com, a "clearinghouse" of information and connections to the book arts across the US (and internationally as well). A great source to learn what's out there.