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 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

October 2022 - Annual General Chapter Meeting

Past Events and Workshops

April 27 2022 - Owner's Mark: Unearthing Provenance (see below for details)

March 26-27, 2022 - Case Bound Mini Book with Marilyn Book

Owner's Mark: Unearthing Provenance

in Western University's Special Collection by Scott Schofield

In this talk Scott will discuss inscriptions, bookplates, annotations, bindings, and other copy-specific details that can help determine the ownership of a book throughout history.

Scott Schofield is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Huron University College. An Early Modern scholar, with expertise in Book History and the Digital Humanities, his research focuses primarily on historical and current reading practices.

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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