Magic Box with Secret Compartment

Saturday, March 14, 2020 Join us for a fun, one-day hands-on workshop and learn to make a “magic-box” with a secret compartment. When opened one way, the lid reveals two compartments, when opened in the other direction, the lid reveals… Continue Reading →

Meeting, February 12, 2020

Programme: Folding Paper Fun Night. A hands-on demonstration with Spike Minogue. As always Bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the book arts to share during our show and tell period. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at… Continue Reading →

Tim and Elke Inster recipients of Robert R. Reid Award and Medal

Tim and Elke Inster have been awarded the eleventh Robert R. Reid Award and Medal for lifetime achievement in the book arts in Canada by the Alcuin Society. Widely recognized for their work through the publishing company The Porcupine’s Quill, Tim Inkster is cited in Robert Bringhurst’s The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada as the most celebrated book designer in the country, with over 43 citations from the Alcuin Society.
Read the rest of the post by Leah Gordon, Alcuin Society Blog, Jan. 26, 2020.

The Alcuin Society sponsors 
the Robert R. Reid Award and Medal.

A Short History of the Guild of Women-Binders

A Short History of the Guild of Women-Binders An article posted by The Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog on January 21, 2020.

With bindings by women becoming both more numerous and more elegant, members of the Royal Court began to take notice. It was in 1897, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, that the Victorian...

Wayzgoose 2020

Come and Discover THE POWER & craft OF THE PRESS Saturday, 25 April 2020 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grimsby Public Art Gallery 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby ON  L3M 1Y1 FREE ADMISSION The 42nd annual Grimsby WAYZGOOSE Book Arts Fair… Continue Reading →

Book Arts Show and Sale 2020

Announcing the New and Improved CBBAG Ottawa Valley Book Arts Show and Sale! Saturday, 16 May 2020, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Book Arts Lab – « The Quad Press » MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa… Continue Reading →

Meeting, January 8, 2020

Programme: Lettering Through Time or how our alphabet got to where it is today. Presented by Calligraphy Society of Ottawa (CSO) member and full time calligrapher Rick Draffin, this short presentation will be on the changes in the letters from… Continue Reading →

Meeting, December 11, 2019

Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East in Ottawa in the downstairs craft room. All are welcome, including non-members. Programme Presentation: Bookbinding at the National Archives of Malta with Bronwen… Continue Reading →

Limp Vellum Binding

Saturday, 11 January, 2020 Try your hand at working with vellum. This elegant historic structure was used at least as early as the 14th Century and was most popular in the 16th and 17th Centuries. It is very versatile and… Continue Reading →

The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, Autumn 2019

span-o (small press action network – ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair AUTUMN 2019, TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Time: Noon till 5 p.m. Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane), Ottawa,… Continue Reading →

La Fab Members’ Christmas Art Show 2019

November 21 to December 29, 2019 The opening is on November 23 from 2 pm to 6 pm. La Fab Arts Centre is located at 212 chemin old chelsea Chelsea QC. Works by some of members and friends will be… Continue Reading →

Food For Thought

Until January 9th 2020, the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective presents Food for Thought / Alimenter la réflexion, at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd (Bells Corners) Ottawa. For gallery hours call 613-596-5783. Participating Artists: Debra James Percival, Rod Restivo,… Continue Reading →

Book Arts Lab Grand Opening


Meeting, November 13, 2019

Join us, at our November 13th meeting. Programme Presentation: Historic Bookbinding in Montefiascone with Paul Champion-Demers As always Bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the book arts to share during our show and tell period. All are welcome,… Continue Reading →

Rounded Boxes

Saturday, December 14, 2019 This course will show you how to make round, oval or any cylindrical shaped box. All you need is a shape to work from and you can make it into a box. These rounded boxes were… Continue Reading →

Single Section Half-Leather Binding

Saturday, November 23, 2019 Looking to start working with leather, or learn something new? Join us for this fun hands-on workshop! Leather bindings are an attractive and special method to create handmade books. In this workshop, we will create a… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Ottawa Valley SWAP Project 2019-2020

The SWAP is a project that brings together Ottawa-Valley book artists to create, share, make and show and tell about their book or box and their journey through the creative process. How does it work? Each participant creates a signature… Continue Reading →

Free Bookbinding Day: learn, shop and play

Saturday, October 26, 2019 This completely non-structured day of playing and learning will be free – that’s a good start! Come and work on your bookbinding related projects all day. There will be experienced bookbinders, paper makers, paper decorators, etc…. Continue Reading →

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