CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter

The CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter welcomes anyone residing in the region who is interested in learning about bookbinding and related book arts.  All current members of CBBAG who reside in southwestern Ontario automatically become members of the CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter. Others may join by expressing interest (no fee for Chapter membership).

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          Chapter Executive                                               

  •               President: Jan Taylor
  •               Vice-President: Cheryl Wallace                                             
  •               Secretary: Cheryl Wallace
  •               Treasurer:  Nancy Latchford             


Your contact person for the Southwestern Ontario Chapter is Cheryl Wallace who can be reached at CBBAGSWO@outlook.com

Send us an email to let us know which courses/workshops are of interest to you. As details are finalized for each activity, all Chapter members and others who express interest will be sent full descriptions, dates, fees and registration forms.

CBBAG Core Courses, taught by Dan Mezza, will be offered as demand warrants. Which course you would like to take next: Bookbinding I, Bookbinding II, Bookbinding III, Finishing, Restoration & Repair, Paper Treatments for Bookbinders?

Schedule of Activities 2018

 Unless otherwise noted, workshops, courses, and activities take place in London, Ontario.


Forthcoming Events in 2018                                      

February 17,18,19 and           Bookbinding III - Dan Mezza - London

                   23,24,25                Prerequisite: Leather 2Day and current membership in CBBAG 

April 7,8 &                               Album Pages and Structures - two parts - Dan Mezza -London

14,15,16                                        (a) pages (2 days)

                                                       (b) album structures (3 days)

May 5,12,26                             Introduction to Linocut/Printmaking - Dan Mezza - London

                                                    using the Chapter owned etching press

June 9                                       Star Book  1 Day Workshop - Cheryl Wallace - Windsor

June 23,24,25                         Bookbinding III - Dan Mezza - London

July 7,8,9                                 Prerequisite: Leather 2 Day and current membership in CBBAG

July 14,15,21,22                      Bookbinding I - Dan Mezza - London


April 28                                    Wayzgoose - Grimsby, ON  The Chapter has been approved for a table at this juried event.

August 15,16                            Paste Paper/Paste Cloth - Group led  Visual Arts Building, Western University

October 20,21,21                    Finishing - Dan Mezza - London


November 3,4,10,11               Bookbinding I - Dan Mezza - London



 The Alternative Book Forms Group meets approximately every six weeks.

Annual  General Meeting, October 20, 2018, Langdon Library, London, ON.


The following local businesses provide discounts to members of CBBAG upon presentation of a current CBBAG membership card:

  • Bijan's Art Studio, Inc., 673 Richmond Street, London, ON - 10% discount on regular priced items (and sometimes additional discounts)
  • Curry's Art Store, 820 Wharncliffe S.), London, ON - 10% discount on regular priced items.

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