WELCOME BOOKBINDERS AND BOOK ARTISTS

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.

ENDBANDS WITH KAREN HANMER

Are you looking to spice up your bindings with some new hand-sewn headband forms? Do you have fond memories of Bookbinding 2? Then this is the fun deep dive for you!

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Thursdays, May 4-25, 2023

Hours: 6:30 pm – 9 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Participants will learn a variety of endbands practicing first on flat corrugated plastic then sewing on text blocks: rolled leather, paper, or cloth endband; bead on the spine; the ubiquitous two-color bead at the front; three color bead at the front; and finally a multi-color double core endband.

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THE PIERCED PAPER BINDING WITH ANDREW HUOT

This decorated binding is a modern twist on a 16th century pierced vellum binding method with leather covered endbands!

Location: IN PERSON Big River Bindery, 94 Crockford Blvd, Unit 2 Scarborough, ON

Date: Sat-Sun, March 25-26, 2023

Hours: 9 – 4:30 PM


Participants will go home with a completed book and handouts for use at home.

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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.

BOOKBINDING

WHAT IS IT?

Work & Hobby

Bookbinding consists of many different types of work, particularly in North America where it can be difficult to specialize and make a living.

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Magazine

EXTENSIVE LIBRARY

Publication

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.

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EDUCATION

RESOURCES

ARTISTS & BOOKBINDERS

CBBAG has a few curated lists of resources that we think will be of use to bookbinders and book artists. 

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Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)

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