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.
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild is pleased to announce an upcoming book arts exhibition:
Kindred Spirits: The Lucy Maud Montgomery Legacy as Interpreted by Contemporary Book Artists
Registration Is Now Closed
Registration for the Kindred Spirits Book Art Exhibition is officially closed. Thank you to all who registered! CBBAG is delighted to report that over 50 members registered, so thank you again!
Now the organizing committee anxiously awaits for your creations to arrive. You may mail your object at any time, as long as it is received by April 1, 2024. (Yes, it is recognized that the Canada Post delivery schedule will be impacted by the Easter holiday and have taken that into account- a day or two of grace will be allowed.)
Good luck to all who registered!
CBBAG is excited to extend an invitation to an exclusive Zoom lecture about Lucy Maud Montgomery, titled Beyond Anne of Green Gables presented by Kathy Wasylenky from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario.
Kathy Wasylenky is a past president of The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. Kathy has been involved in the extensive restoration of the Leaskdale properties where Lucy Maud Montgomery resided and is currently writing a book about Montgomery's life there.
To view the recording of the talk, please go to https://www.youtube.com/@CBBAG
Upcoming Online workshop
The Layered Accordion Book with Stephanie Wolff
This structure combines accordions sewn together in multiple layers.
Windows can be cut to reveal a story or scene (similar to a tunnel book). Alternatively, the entire book can be treated as a single sculptural object with layers of a less organized design.
We will create a basic model in the workshop with page spreads for five panels and cut-out windows.
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
For more information or to register click here
CBBAG 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Check out the videos from our 40th Anniversary event on July 29th, 2023 on the CBBAG Youtube channel
WHAT DO WE OFFER TO OUR MEMBERS?
CBBAG members are from all branches of the book arts: bookbinders, fine printers, papermakers, paper decorators, calligraphers, and book artists, as well as collectors, book dealers, librarians, and those who love books.
Book Arts arts du livre Canada is published twice a year. It features book arts events, book artists, book and exhibition reviews, technical articles, and historical essays.