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.


The Carousel Book

Andrew Huot, of Big River Bindery, will teach a two-day workshop exploring this novel book structure and its storytelling potential. 


Online using Zoom

Sat/Sun Oct 15 & 16 - 1-3 PM Eastern each day


In session one, the structure will be explored with examples and the paper accordions will be folded.  Between sessions, participants will plan and decorate the layers of their books. In session two, the layers will be assembled and covers added. 

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Hinging Long Accordions

Stephanie Wolff of Stephanie Wolff Studio is offering an afternoon of examining a challenge we have all faced - HINGES!

Online using Zoom

Sun, Nov 6, 1-4 PM EST 


Accordion books are great structures for exhibitions, as content can be revealed all at once without having a viewer handle the work. But large paper for making long accordions can be a challenge both to find and to print on. This workshop covers the basic accordion form, methods of using small paper to create long accordions (and the benefits of doing so), along with a handful of ways to join strips of any length together.

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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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