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.


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.

Current Exhibition New!

BC Islands Chapter's 

Off The Wall: Re-Defining The Map, a Book Art Exibition 

Saturday, June 5 to Saturday June 19, 2021

Portals Annex, Island Savings Centre

Main Floor, 2687 James Street

Duncan, BC V9L 2X5

    Bookbinding 1 - Home Study Guided Stream New!

    Bookbinding 1 is the first workshop in CBBAG’s core curriculum and introduces the variety of tools, materials, sewings, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding.

    Mentor: Barbara Helander

    Location: ONLINE using the Thinkific platform and Zoom

    Online workshop starts: Monday, July 5, 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

    Registration closes June 19, 2021, 11:59 PM

    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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