CBBAG Resource Lists for Book Artists

CBBAG has produced a Translation of Book Arts Terms, from English to French which grew out of the need to prepare a list of terms for use by the translator engaged for The Art of the Book '03 exhibition. It is hoped that this document will be of use to book artists, as well as those writing about the book arts.

CBBAG Book Arts Supplies List (updated 2014) is available online.

CBBAG has compiled several directories:
  • A Directory of Educational Opportunities, (2ND edition), a directory of teachers and institutions offering instruction in the book arts : just click on the link to the left (Resources menu).
  • A Directory of Book Artists, (4TH edition, 2009), is now available online. The directory includes bookbinders (design, edition, conservation, restoration), hand printers, calligraphers, papermakers, paper decorators, book artists, and illustrators: just click on the link to the left (Resources menu).
  • Book arts DVDs are available for borrowing by CBBAG members for the cost of postage only through the CBBAG DVD Loan Programme. Click here for borrowing procedures and the Book Arts DVD Loan Programme catalogue.

You can find the answer to two frequently asked questions: What is bookbinding? and Are there jobs in this field in Canada?, which includes a brief Recommended Reading List & a brief Suppliers List.

There is also a more comprehensive list of suppliers, which is divided by region. 

The Canadian Conservation Institute has a comprehensive web page regarding wheat starch paste, including instructions and where to purchase wheat starch, on the Government of Canada website.

If you are looking to have a book restored/repaired, you'll find the answers to some frequently asked questions on the subject, as well as some information on How to Find Someone to Repair a Book.

The various CBBAG web pages also include a multitude of book arts information:
  • Home welcomes visitors to the CBBAG web site and includes "Featured Activities"
  • Membership explains membership benefits, including the Book Arts DVD Loan Programme for members, and links to the membership application
  • In-Studio Workshops lists current session (Winter/Spring or Summer/Fall) GTA chapter courses
  • Home Study Programme includes the Home Study Guidelines and a preview of a Bookbinding I video
  • Exhibitions page provides online catalogues to a number of CBBAG touring exhibitions; print copies of a number of catalogues are also available for sale
  • Online Gallery includes guidelines for members interested in exhibiting in this online gallery
  • Publications includes information of about the CBBAG magazine, including advertising rates and volunteer opportunities
  • Regional Chapters page provides links to the webpages of many of the CBBAG regional chapters across Canada. Chapter activities include workshops and courses presented by the chapters.
  • Contact CBBAG has mailing, e-mail, and phone information and a list of the CBBAG board of directors
  • Links page (Resources on the Web), a very popular resource, with a comprehensive list of links to people, places, and things of interest to book artists and those interesed in the book arts
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