Southwestern Ontario Chapter

The Southwestern Ontario Chapter welcomes anyone residing in the region who is interested in learning about bookbinding and related book arts. We offer workshops in-person and online along with a Tool Lending Library for members to borrow from. 

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). If you'd like to be involved in chapter, please let us know. Volunteers are always welcome! Contact us at cbbag.swochapter@gmail.com or visit on us at our Facebook page.

President: Arielle VanderSchans
Vice-President: Tim Dyck
Secretary: Marilyn Book 
Treasurer: Mirela Parau

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Bookbinding 2 - November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
Restoration & Repair Part 1 - February 2023 (tentative)
Bookbinding  3 - Early Spring (tentative)

Past Events and Workshops

November 12, 2022 - Annual General Chapter Meeting
Speaker Series with Paul Potter - November 10, 2022
Bookbinding 2 - August 27, 28, 29 & Sept 3, 4, 5

Monthly Craft & Chat - ON HAITUS! 

Need motivation or company while you work? SWO Chapter members are invited to join us once a month via Zoom for a social Craft & Chat!

Members are encouraged to bring current projects they are working on to share with others. 

Not working on anything at the moment, that's okay! Come out to say hello and chat with us.

If you are interested in joining please email cbbag.swochapter@gmail.com for more information. Craft & Chat nights are often at the end of the month on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.



Local Suppliers

Bijan's Art Studio (London, ON) offers art supplies

Colour Jar (Durham, ON) offers bookbinding supplies

Columbia Finishing Mills (Cornwall, ON) specializes in bookboard, bookcloth, cover paper, end papers

Curry's Artists' Materials (London, ON) offers art supplies

George Hill & Co (Milton, ON) offers bookbinding tools and supplies

Lee Valley Tools (London, ON) offers chisels, punching, woodworking and leather tools

Papertrail (New Dundee, ON) offers some bookbinding supplies

Local Bookbinders

Arielle's Bindery (London, ON)

Book and Paper Conservation (London, ON)

Dan Mezza Book Binding (London, ON)

  • Bookbinding and book repairs/restoration
  • 519-434-0964

Miller Bookbinding (Waterloo, ON)

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