Southwestern Ontario Chapter

The Southwestern Ontario Chapter welcomes anyone residing in the region who is interested in learning about bookbinding and related book arts. The  chapter offers 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).

Contact us at or visit on us at our Facebook page.

President: Arielle VanderSchans
Vice-President: Tim Dyck
Secretary: Lara Carleton
Treasurer: Mirela Parau

Upcoming Events and Workshops


Bookbinding 1 - January (tentative)
Bookbinding 2
Bookbinding 3
Restoration & Repair Part 1 & 2
Paper treatments for binders - July (tentative)
Linocut & Printing

Past Events and Workshops

Bookbinding 3 - November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Holiday Party - November 18
Chapter AGM - November 18
Introduction to Leather - October 21, 22
Album Structures - September 2,3,4 and 9,10
CBBAG 40th Anniversary - July 29th
Summer BBQ - June 24
Join the Club (London Public Library) - June 3rd
Wayzgoose - April 29th
Bookbinding 1 - April 28-30 & May 5-7
Restoration & Repair Part 1 - February 18-20 & 24-25

Holiday Potluck & AGM

Members are invited to a holiday potluck (in-person) and our AGM (hybrid) on November 18th. 

The potluck begins at 4:00pm and the AGM will begin at 4:30pm

For information email:

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 (Waterloo, 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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