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Printer’s Ink: How many words make a picture?

Artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective will be showing works that are inspired by a poem, proverb or sayings. A variety of printmaking techniques ranging from traditional to contemporary including linocuts, eco-printing, etching and others will be showcased in 2… Continue Reading →

Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair 2020 – Cancelled

Some of our members received the following message from the organizers of the Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair. We wish to share it with you: It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Non-Meeting

Hi CBBAGers! Hope you and your families have been safe and healthy during this pandemic and will continue to be so. As much as we all live, breathe and dream bookbinding, I do not think it is time to gather… Continue Reading →

TOMPE2020

Print London is pleased to announce that this year’s edition of The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE2020) will take the form of a physical exhibition that will also include several virtual elements. TOMPE2020 will be held at Satellite Project Space… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 challenge (a virtual invitation)

In this time of confinement, it is important to find ways to stay connected and what better way for us at CBBAG Ottawa than to invite you to join a virtual show & tell and share our mutual interest in… Continue Reading →

William Morris and the Kelmscott Press with Moira Duncan

Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 11 a.m. EDT (Ottawa time) The Institute of Conservation‘s Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks during these unprecedented times. On Thursday,… Continue Reading →

Wayzgoose 2020 – Virtual Event

Join the Grimsby Public Art Gallery this Saturday April 25th 2020 from your couch! Support the artists by visiting their social media links and online shops. They will be posting a virtual gallery of this wonderful book arts community. Look… Continue Reading →

Nancy Trottier

It is with great sadness that we announce that our dear friend and CBBAG colleague, Nancy Trottier of Deep River ON, has passed away March 17, 2020. She had been fighting many health issues for the past year and a… Continue Reading →

William Blake 1757-1827: Illustrated Books

An exhibition of illustrated books and related prints by English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake (1757-1827). Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. More information… Continue Reading →

Meeting, March 11, 2020

Programme: Endbands. A special presentation of Geneviève Samson’s History of Endbands (L’histoire des tranchefiles), a project she completed which exhibits hand-sewn endbands from the 12th to the 20th century. We will also have a fun hands-on activity to learn to… 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

IMPORTANT: In accordance to recommendations set by health officials due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled. Come and Discover THE POWER & craft OF THE PRESS 2019-2020 Season Saturday, 25 April 2020 9 a.m. to 5 p.m…. Continue Reading →

Book Arts Show and Sale

Due to COVID-19, the Ottawa Book Arts Show and Sale 2020 has unfortunately been cancelled. We had hoped to have it run this year but that will not happen. Full refunds have been issued to vendors. We do hope to… 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 →

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