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Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts in Canada. This web site is dedicated to that effort. The book arts include bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing and typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.


BIENVENUE AUX RELIEURS ET ARTISTES DU LIVRE

Le Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (la Guilde canadienne des relieurs et des artistes du livre) soutient le développement des arts du livre au Canada depuis 1983.  Notre site web est un élément important de cette démarche. Les arts du livre comprennent la reliure d’art, les livres d’artistes, la fabrication de papier, la calligraphie, l’impression typographique, la gravure sur bois, la décoration du papier, la restauration et la conservation.

The Road Book


Instructor: Stephanie Wolff

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Hours: 1 pm – 5 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $105 members / $165 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)


MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 15 Students

Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes: Monday, Sept 27, 2021, 11:59 PM


This workshop covers an historical book structure useful for maps, prints, or other material, inspired by an example the instructor observed while working as a book conservator.


The Road Book (the title of this 1904 New England road atlas) is a pamphlet bound single-signature structure, but the configuration and attachment of the pages allows for clear double-page spreads.


A simple (and perhaps obvious) idea - once learned it is a wonderfully useful structure. We will talk about a few adaptations, materials, and share our ideas for its use. Our model will be softcover, but easily adapted to a hardcover version.


This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded and available for the registrants to view until October 25, 2021.


The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any required directions about materials preparation. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format.


Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate.

Sewn Boards Binding with Sewn-In Wrapper

Instructor: Karen Hanmer

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hours: 1 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $105 members / $165 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: Intermediate Level Binders (Bookbinding 1 is strongly recommended) or permission of the registrar


MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 15 Students

Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes: Weds Oct 20, 2021, 11:59 PM


This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded and available for the registrants to view until November 15, 2021


This variation on the Sewn Boards Binding is based on a model by Gary Frost in the University of Iowa Library. Before sewing, a long strip of card is hinged around the one of the card folios that start and end the book. The stub faces out.

Home Study Guided Stream - Next Cohort


Registration for the next cohort of Home Study with November 2021 start is now open.


Mentor: Barbara Helander

Location: ONLINE using the Thinkific platform and Zoom

Online workshop starts: November 2021


There will be a total of 4 one-hour Zoom meetings, during which the Mentor will lead a review of the group's project submissions, discuss challenges, and answer questions, emulating the in-person workshop more closely.


Course fee*: $630 members / $690 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none

Maximum Enrollment: 10 students


Prior to registration, all interested participants must read this pdf which details the guidelines and expectations for the Guided Stream of the Home Study Programme.


*Project materials kit to registrants as part of the workshop fee. Postage will be an additional cost.


For more, details check out the full listing of Home Study Programme

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