Albie Smith is one of my very favorite friends and book binding teachers. She has a lot of great techniques for painting papers and then forming them into books with unique features and bindings.
Albie is not teaching at a lot of retreats anymore, but you could take some classes with her at her home from time to time.
She is, however, planning on teaching at Art is You in Petaluma, CA next fall, so check out that venue when the site is opened up for registration.
Albie specializes in paper making, paste papers, and book binding and all of her classes are well worth your time and money.
All too often I will make a book in a class and never make it again. I liked this book so much, I made 3 more when I got home. Albie's written directions make it easy to duplicate the class project.