The Road Book
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Saturday October 1, 2022
12 to 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are, VIA ZOOM
This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 15

This workshop covers an historical book structure useful for maps, prints, or other material, inspired by an example the instructor observed while working as a book conservator. The Road Book (the title of this 1904 New England road atlas) is a pamphlet bound single-signature structure, but the configuration and attachment of the pages allows for clear double-page spreads. A simple (and perhaps obvious) idea once learned, it’s a useful structure. We will talk about a few adaptations, materials, and share our ideas for its use. Our model will be softcover, but easily adapted to a hardcover version. Participants should have solid basic bookbinding skills to get the most out of the workshop. Detailed instructions for pre-cutting materials will be sent prior to the workshop.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone ( John will send you an email explaining how to pay your tuition online. It's a simple process.


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $100, but your tuition is Self-Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $100 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with Internet connection plus the supplies and materials listed here in PDF document.


Stephanie Wolff Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artists' books are held in public and private collections, have been exhibited in the United States and Germany, and won awards. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. She has been a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.