How to Make a Book

Explore different book structures and learn how to produce beautiful books on your own


This 10-week, hands-on course is designed to enable students to explore different book structures and learn how to produce books on their own. The course covers simple to complex handmade books, self-published books, e-books and modern commercial publishing.

Students will learn the history of book design and draw inspiration from book forms from around the world. The course covers past and present printing techniques and how to make the proper selection of papers.


 Bindings to be Produced

  • Accordion
  • Orientalside-stitch
  • Coptic- 4th century
  • Flat back library case bound sewn on tapes
  • Photographic book structures
  • Custom books of your own design





125 Bennett Street
Atlanta, GA 30309




Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Michael was born in Atlanta, GA and received his BFA in Photography from Georgia State University. He received his Masters of Fine Art in 1976 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in Photography with a minor in Art History. He attended the Chicago Graphic Arts Project at night to learn offset printing. In 1974, was a founding member of Nexus Photography Gallery. In 1977, he became the founder and first director of Nexus Press. Michael’s photographs and artists’ books are in private and museum collections. His personal photographic and book archive is housed at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

Michael continues photographing, exhibiting his work, teaches workshops, both private and public and is an instructor at the Miami Ad School@Portfolio Center in Atlanta. He teaches bookmaking, packaging, paper engineering and typography.

He is currently working on a new degree combining cognitive psychology, neuroscience and art at Georgia State University.

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