A book artist’s tour
25 – 27 February 2022
Explore paper Paris and create a collection of pages to bind on the way.
Visit specialist boutiques, flea markets and bookshops, gathering stationery and sensations that capture the moment.
Two days of walking and making, hopping on the metro, pausing at cafes to document and digest.
Sketch the city in simple lines, words, collage and colour. Take away a book of your experience.
Maximum four places.
Friday 25 February
Meet at The Travelling Bookbinder’s Paris HQ for drinks, snacks and introductions at 6pm. We’ll discuss schedules and supplies, and maybe fold up a warm-up project.
Saturday 26 February
Paris by Day
Assemble for a working breakfast: Learning how to make a book without getting croissant flakes on the paper. Take a metro to our first location, and follow instructions to wander and document. Be charmed and a little shocked by the first shopping destination. Walk to lunch, with the opportunity to put pen to paper.
An afternoon of high-calibre boutique delight ending with a view for sun-downers.
Sunday 27 February
A quick breakfast before catching a metro to a fabulous flea market. Peruse and purchase, covet and collect. Lunch at a local café, with a menu du jour, with a chance to share our spoils and fold up a project right there. Venture back to a department store with a sublime stationery section, followed by afternoon tea and our last making session.
We’ll meet at 6pm for an hour on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday we’ll start at 9am and finish around 4pm.
All tools and materials are provided, although you may wish to bring personal favourites.
A rucksack is recommended for hands-free exploring.
Please come prepared to walk, a lot. Wear comfortable shoes.
A light breakfast, drinks and café snacks are included, but other meals are not. Thank you for advising about your dietary requirements.
The 2nd arrondissement is our starting point, ask if you’d like a list of our accommodation suggestions.
This course can be purchased as a gift. Please let us know the recipient’s details in the ‘additional information’ box at check out.