The CBBAG Online Gallery provides a new opportunity to see book arts exhibitions featuring work by CBBAG members. Members are invited to make proposals for exhibitions. If you are interested in proposing an exhibition for the Online Gallery, please contact cbbag@cbbag.ca.

Current Exhibition

To be announced.

Exhibition Catalogues

CBBAG has a number of exhibition catalogues available for purchase, including Bookbinding Materials and Techniques 1700-1920. Click here for the Marketplace for purchase information


The CBBAG magazine Book Arts arts du livre Canada is published twice a year and features information on book arts related events, book artist profiles, book and exhibition reviews, technical articles, and historical essays.

Print and DIGITAL Editions

Beginning 2020, our magazine became available primarily online with accompanying print editions. It is designed to inform members of events, exhibitions, workshops, and pertinent timely information.

The online edition is distributed by email. Members who have unsubscribed from CBBAG announcements will longer no be able to receive the online edition.

Advertising: For current magazine advertising rates and specifications, please contact our Managing Director, Tanya Richards, publications@cbbag.ca

CBBAG managing editor encourages:

  • Article suggestions and proposals from CBBAG members and non-members
  • Volunteers with an interest in publishing to join the team (we specifically welcome experienced proofreaders and editors)


Covers and Table of Contents of the four most recent issues for Book Arts arts du livre Canada are below.

Vol 13, No 1 Summer 2022 

New Life for an Old Tool by Rebecca Villa-Arce

An interview with BC Lower Mainland's Penny Parry 

The Artistry of Art Deco: An interview with artists and author Mary Conley

Shakespeare's First Folio at the UBC Library: An Interview with Dr. Greg Mackie

Books and the Body: Creating an Artist's Book by Risa de Rege

Period Leather Bindings from Scratch: Developing a Personal Collection by Keith Valentine

Textus-Texts-Textiles: Fabric Bookworks by Brendon Edwards | Ella Heiss

A Crafted Typology of the Codex: Book Modelmaking as an Approach to Material Book Study

Vol 12, No 2 Fall 2021 


The Making of a Miniature Faerie Tale by Spike Minogue

A Box for Gabaldon's Outlander by Barbara Helander

The PaperWeight App by Brian Queen

To Turn the pages of my stories: behind, between, beyond by Roxanne Lafleur

The Benefits of Bungling a Bind by Penny Parry

AMAZE: A McGill A-Z Experiene by Leora Bromberg

Vol 12, No 1 May 2021

The Making of a Maker: An Interview with Brian Queen | L’épanouissement d’un artisan : entrevue avec Brian Queen by Carolyn Qualle Translation: Mirela Parau

Bookbinding out of the box by Benjamin Elbel

Winnipeg Graffiti: Making a Glass Book by M. C. Joudrey

More Than Just a Good Read: Funk & Wagnalls Practical Standard Dictionary by Penny Parry

Review: Rare Book Schools Go Virtual: Recognising and Dating English Bookbinding Styles, 1450–1850 by Erica Finch

MEMORIALS  Tara Bryan and Nancy Trottier

    Vol 11, No 2 December 2020

    La Fille du Relieur, an interview with Laura Shevchenko by Eric Aubertin

    Covering, Codex, Tabernacle: Barnett Coilféir’s Cumhdach by Richard Carter

    Identifying fibres and colours in native and invasive plants by Frances Hunter

    Review: Two pamphlets from The Society of Bookbinders by Kari Bronaugh

    online exclusive †  Book Tour: To Have and To Hold Debra Frances and Rosmary Péloquin

    Back Issues

    Back issues in PDF (members only)

    • Book Arts arts du livre Canada
    • CBBAG Journal
    • CBBAG Newsletters

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