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).

Visit our Website. For the lastest news and course information! Along with information about our Tool Lending Library.

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         Chapter Executive for 2020                                              

  •               President: Arielle VanderSchans
  •               Vice-President: TBA                                               
  •               Secretary:   TBA
  •               Treasurer:  Melissa Rapp              


Your contact person for the Southwestern Ontario Chapter is Arielle VanderSchans who can be reached at cbbag.swochapter@gmail.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?

Proposed Courses for 2020

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


Some dates still to be determined. Visit our website for course registration forms.                                                                                  

                           Introduction to Linocut - March 21, 28, & April 4
     Dan Mezza - home bindery

                           Prerequisite: none 

                            Boxes and Protective Enclosures - April 18, 19, 26
                            Dan Mezza - home bindery

                            Prerequisite: none


                             Wayzgoose - April 25
     Grimsby, ON


      Models of Bookbinding Techniques: Endbands - May 30  & June 6
              Dan Mezza - home bindery

                              Prerequisite: Bookbinding II 


                               Bookbinding II -  June TBA
       Dan Mezza - home bindery

                               Prerequisite: current membership in CBBAG


                               Limp Vellum Binding -  July TBA

                               Prerequisite: Bookbinding I and current membership in CBBAG

                               Hornbook - July TBA
                               Prerequisite: none

Paper Marbling - August TBA
  Prerequisite: none


                                 Bookbinding I - September TBA
 Dan Mezza - home bindery

                                 Prerequisite: Current membership in CBBAG

Annual General Meeting - October - TBA                               



 The Alternative Book Forms Group meets approximately every six weeks.

Annual  General Meeting, 3:00 p.m. October 19, 2019, 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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