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.



GeoMETRIC ACCORDIONS: Accordions: Pentagonal, Octagonal, and Circular

Instructor: Stephanie Wolff

Location: Online, using the ZOOM
Sunday, June 5, 2022, 1 pm-4 pm EST (Toronto/NY Time)
Course fee: $105 members / $165 non-members (incl. 1 year CBBAG membership) 

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This workshop covers the folding of three unusual and non-rectangular accordions: a pentagonal book that can zig-zag or unfold, an octagonal accordion, and a circular/toroidal accordion.


Bookbinding 2 In-Studio

Instructor: Don Taylor

Location: Toronto ON (Don Taylor's bindery)
SUNDAYS: Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30 (NOTE – the workshop does not meet on Thanksgiving weekend Sunday Oct 9)
Course fee: $630 members / $690 non-members (incl. 1 year CBBAG membership) 

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This six-day core curriculum workshop introduces intermediate techniques, such as rounding and backing, trimming a textblock, and sewn end bands, necessary for traditional binding structures. Participants will sew two models, completing one as a German case binding and the other as either a Bradel or split board binding.

HOME STUDY GUIDED STREAM

BOOKBINDING 1 (November  2022 - June 2023)

Location: ONLINE using the Thinkific platform and Zoom

Registration is now open.

Next Cohort starts November 14,  2022
Maximum Enrolment: 10 students
Mentor: Barbara Helander
Course fee: $700 members / $760 non-members

For more details check out the full listing of the Home Study Programme


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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