When you start out in bookbinding, you usually use blank white paper. Your first, second, and maybe even your third book are all empty pages waiting to be filled. Now be honest with me: how many of you have ever actually written anything in those books?
In 2013, I signed up for my first bookbinding course. It was a general interest course that ran for 3 hours every Tuesday evening for 11 weeks. It was kind of a whim—I just thought it sounded cool. What I didn't realize at the time was that this course wasn't just my introduction to bookbinding...
Every year two types of scholarships are awarded at the American Academy of Bookbinding awards scholarships: Open Scholarship and AAB Fine Binding Scholarship. The first one comes in the amount of $1000 that can be applied toward tuition. The latter one is a $3000 award, which can be used to cover tuition and housing fees. For the students who can show financial need there is also a Tuition Assistance option that covers $400 for a one-week course and $800 for a two-week course. Continue reading →