BIENVENUE AUX RELIEURS ET ARTISTES DU LIVRE
Le Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (la Guilde canadienne des relieurs et des artistes du livre) soutient le développement des arts du livre au Canada depuis 1983. Notre site web est un élément important de cette démarche. Les arts du livre comprennent la reliure d’art, les livres d’artistes, la fabrication de papier, la calligraphie, l’impression typographique, la gravure sur bois, la décoration du papier, la restauration et la conservation.
What's Happening Now
Register now for Summer + Fall 2016 GTA In-Studio Workshops. Evening, weekend, and week-long courses are on offer, ranging from crafting your own hand-bound books from discarded journals to core curriculum Bookbinding 1 Intensive, caterpillar stitch bindings to pop-up accordion books, and display supports for books to endband variations.
For other chapter workshops and courses across Canada, visit the individual regional chapter pages.
CBBAG Annual Report
The CBBAG 2015 Annual Report is now available online - click here for a PDF version of the report.
CBBAG DVD Loan Programme
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has a lending library of DVDs available to CBBAG members for the cost of postage (outgoing and return) only. For information on how to borrow DVDs and the catalougue of DVDs available to borrow, visit the Book Arts DVD Loan Programme page under Resources.
Art of the Book 2018: planning has begun
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild is please to announce that the BC Islands Chapter will be organizing "Art of the Book 2018" (AB2018), the seventh juried exhibition of members' work, celebrating the 35th anniversary of CBBAG in 2018.
"AOB2018" follows on "Art of the Book 2013," which was organized by the CBBAG Calgary Chapter and finished its successful cross-Canada tour this past spring.
Information on the call for entry, jurors, and exhibition venues will be published on the CBBAG website starting in early 2016.
Please contact Jose Villa-Arce, AOB2018 chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you can suggest an exhibition venue in your region.
Art of the Book 2013
This sixth juried traveling exhibition of members' work marks CBBAG's 30th Anniversary has recently finished its cross-country tour of Canada. Click here to view the online version of the exhibition.
CBBAG AGM & Volunteer Recognition
At CBBAG’s Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2016, CBBAG president Mary McIntyre presented Scott Duncan with a CBBAG member of the year certificate (right) in recognition of his volunteer service to CBBAG. Scott joined CBBAG in 2002 when he took Bookbinding I with Don Taylor. He began volunteering with events such as The Word on the Street and the OCAD University Book Fair, as well as assisting with marketing. Scott joined the CBBAG board of directors in 2004, and became vice president in 2007. Scott served as president of the organization from 2007 to 2010, during which time CBBAG partnered with the Guild of BookWorkers to bring its annual Standards Seminar to Toronto (the first time outside of the United States) for a combined conference. Scott served on the CBBAG board of directors as past president until the fall of 2015.
At the AGM CBBAG Certificates of Completion were awarded to four core curriculum students: Leonidas Maniatis and, left to right with Mary, Wendy Izatt, Kari Bronaugh, and Emily Loker. CBBAG congratulates all four for their hard work and accomplishment in completing the six core curriculum courses.
The AGM also saw Mary McIntyre's term as president come to an end. CBBAG thanks her for all her hard work as president for the past four years, As a token of thanks Mary was presented with a framved marbled paper by CBBAG member Robert Wu.
Join a GTA Workshop
The In-Studio courses in the GTA are held at the CBBAG bindery, as well as other locations in Toronto. The CBBAG bindery is located at 80 Ward Street, Suite 207 Toronto, near Dupont St and Lansdowne Ave. Other course locations' addresses can be found along with the course descriptions.