Salisbury Book Crafts has expanded and in additon to the Saturday classes in Harnham a second set of classes take place on Wednesdays at Hazel Bank in Beechingstoke, on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain. The format is the same as the Saturday classes in Harnham regarding objectives, timings, and costs.

These classes are run as an open studio with everyone working on their own projects at their own speed. Beginners are welcome. It is possible to start in the middle of a term, or come for a one-off, if space is available.

The price for the academic year beginning in October, 2020, is £100 per term (5 sessions). This will rise in October 2021 to £135. There are 3 terms per year, Autumn, Winter and Spring with additional meetings once a month in June, July and August. Both classes meet together in Salisbury for the summer - these are £35 per class. The cost includes basic materials and tea/coffe. A deposit of £50 is required at the end of the previous term to secure a future place. The balance for each term is due on the first date of the new term. There is a long waiting list and places will be offered to those in the queue if deposits are not paid promptly.

Please make note of the dates below for each venue. If a class is missed and space is available students are able to make up missed days at either venue. This is to be sorted out at the time and cannot be a condition of enrolment.

Bank transfer details are 401916, 71112414, please reference bookbinding. Paypal payments to (make sure to use ‘pay a friend’ to avoid charges) and cheques to me, Hazel Bank, Beechingstoke, Pewsey, SN9 6HJ.


HARNHAM SCOUT HUT SP2 8HB (next to the St George and All Saints Hall), Lower Street, just off the Harnham Road on the southern side of Salisbury.

N.B. For the time being, Saturday classes are in Beechingstoke and will follow the Harnham dates.


Hazel Bank, BEECHINGSTOKE, SN9 6HJ halfway between Pewsey and Devizes.

Classes meet from 10 - 4 with an hour’s break for lunch (bring a sandwich). Every effort is made to schedule dates every other Saturday, or Wednesday, but sometimes this is not possible so please read the list below carelfully.




October 16th, 30th

November 13th, 27th

December 11th



AUTUMN Term 2021

October 13th, 27th

November 17th

December 1st, 15th

Special Summer term 2021, all held in Beechingstoke on Wednesdays and Sautrdays


June 23rd

July 7th and 21st

August 11th and 25th


June 19th

July 3rd and 17th

August 7th and 21st

Once or twice a year a trip is organised to visit an institution of interest

2010: The Wiltshire Records Office, Chippenham

            Bookbinding Exhibition at the Flow Gallery, London

            Conservation Department at the British Library, London

2011:  Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

2012: Winchester College Libraries. This was a huge success and many thanks to Geoffrey Day, the librarian, who made the tour so unforgettable.

In November we also visited Hereford Cathedral to see the chained library and the Mappa Mundi.

2013: A wonderful day out in Iwerne Minster to see the collections of Michael Crawley.

2014: A trip to the magnificent private library of the Getty family on the Wormsley Estate in Buckinghamshire.

2014: A trip to London in November to see the annual bookbinding competion held at the St Bride Foundation. We also had a tour of the building. Afterwards we visited the wonderful Wyvern bindery in Clerkenwell. A great day out.

2016:  A visit to Libanus Press in Marlborough with a talk by the proprietor Michael Mitchell. Libanus is one of the UK’s leading printers and publishers, producing beautiful editions and specialing in fine typography and design.

2017:  A visit to the Salisbury Cathedral Library, full of treasures.

2018:  Baytun’s Bindery  and Meticulous Ink in Bath

2019: Visit to Wormsley Library in Buckinghamshire, October 31st

2020: Complete disaster

                                                    contact Lori Sauer to enrol or for further details

                                                    01672 851638  


please visit to see the current programme for subject specific workshops at BINDING re:DEFINED