Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts in Canada. This web site is dedicated to that effort. The book arts include bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing and typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) is pleased to announce an upcoming book arts exhibition:
Kindred Spirits: The Lucy Maud Montgomery Legacy as Interpreted by Contemporary Book Artists.
The Kindred Spirits exhibition will be a juried collection of book artistry created by members of CBBAG. Scheduled to launch in conjunction with the L.M. Montgomery Institute's 2024 biennial conference, this 40-piece exhibition will open in mid-June 2024 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Kindred Spirits exhibition will then travel to five additional locations across Canada for 18 months.
CBBAG encourages all members to consider being a part of this exciting exhibition.For more information, click here for the Call for Submissions.
IN PERSON WORKSHOP: OTTAWA VALLEY CHAPTER - BOOKBINDING 1
Join Tiffany Eng Moore and the OV Chapter for a session of the core curriculum workshop Bookbinding 1 this fall over two three day sessions in Ottawa at the Book Arts Lab at the MacOdrum Library at Carleton University.
Fri-Sat-Sun Oct 27-29 and Nov 3-5
Registration closes on Oct 20 To register click here
This workshop is an introduction to the craft of bookbinding, teaching terminology, materials, tools, techniques, and other core bookbinding concepts. The course starts from simple pamphlet binding structures and end with two styles of hardcover books.
Participants are guided through basic bookbinding skills, the principles behind the book structure, recommended materials and suppliers, and step by step bookbinding, and much more! This course prepares you to explore bookbinding on your own or continue with more advanced studies.
Registrants must be CBBAG members to join this course. To join CBBAG click here.
WHAT DO WE OFFER TO OUR MEMBERS?
CBBAG members are from all branches of the book arts: bookbinders, fine printers, papermakers, paper decorators, calligraphers, and book artists, as well as collectors, book dealers, librarians, and those who love books.
Book Arts arts du livre Canada is published twice a year. It features book arts events, book artists, book and exhibition reviews, technical articles, and historical essays.