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Bookbinding I

This fun, six day introductory course on bookbinding will guide students from simple pamphlet bindings to completing two hardcover books. Fridays to Sundays, October 27-29 and November 3-5, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This workshop is an introduction to… Continue Reading →

Relief Block Printing with Linoleum

Learn to carve relief blocks (or “drawing with light”) and print them by hand and with a press. Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will explore the graphic possibilities of relief printmaking on linoleum,… Continue Reading →

Meeting, September 13, 2023

Join our next hybrid meeting on Wednesday, September 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Book Arts Lab at Carleton University, located on the ground (2nd) floor of the MacOdrum Library at the south end of campus on… Continue Reading →

13th Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières

The 13th Edition: a fascinating journey! If you are planning to visit Trois-Rivière in Quebec this summer, don’t miss this important printmaking event from June 17 to September 10, 2023. Free admission. This exhibition, in existence since 1999, is the… Continue Reading →

“I Always Speak to Dogs and Cats”: Early Animal Rights Literature for Children

Held at the Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, this exhibition examines the intersection between Victorian children’s literature and the emergent animal rights movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with special interest in… Continue Reading →

Meeting, June 14, 2023

Join our next hybrid meeting on Wednesday, June 14th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Book Arts Lab at Carleton University. If you would like the Zoom link to participate virtually, please send an email to Carleton… Continue Reading →

Amos Kennedy & the School of Bad Printing

A virtual conversation between printers Amos Kennedy & Andrew Steeves Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 at 5pm Pacific After years of bad mouthing by Andrew Steeves, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. will expose the lies that have been said about BAD PRINTING…. Continue Reading →

the ottawa small press book fair

Spring 2023 edition: June 17, 2023 span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair, on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre… Continue Reading →

Cascade Bookmaking Workshop

Saturday June 3rd, 2023 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Create an exciting mind-boggling book! Join CBBAG-Ottawa Valley for a fun, casual workshop day and learn to make a cascading/exploding book. This is an interesting yet simple structure to learn,… Continue Reading →

Letterpress 101 – The Power of Print

A 2-day workshop Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, 2023 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Walk in the footsteps of Gutenberg in discovering the power of letterpress printing using movable type from the collection of the Book Arts Lab. Learn to… Continue Reading →

Meeting, May 10, 2023

Join our next hybrid meeting on Wednesday, May 10th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Book Arts Lab at Carleton University. If you would like the Zoom link to participate virtually, please send an email to Carleton… Continue Reading →

MIGRATION: An exhibition

Murray Dineen, Deidre Hierlihy, Freida Hjartarson, Shealagh Pope, Madeleine Rousseau, Beth Shepherd, Patricia Slighte, Linda Turner Where: Centre des arts La FAB sur Mill Art Centre, 8 chemin Mill, Chelsea, Québec When: April 21 to June 4, 2023 (Friday, Saturday,… Continue Reading →

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of CBBAG

All members are invited to join CBBAG on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the Western University in London, Ontario or virtually to join in on the fun! Agenda 10:00-11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour / Social 11:15-11:30 Welcome* 11:30-12:30 Speaker 1 –… Continue Reading →

Wayzgoose 2023

45th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair Saturday April 29, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG), 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, OntarioFREE AdmissionMore information Every year on the last Saturday of April a fascinating group of private press… Continue Reading →

Care & Handling of Books

An Evening with a Conservator June 8th, 6 to 8 p.m. Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library Room 252 and Book Arts Lab Christine McNair, Conservator with the Canadian Conservation Institute will share on: The History of conservation and books as evidence… Continue Reading →

Meeting, April 12, 2023

Let’s go folks! We want and need your participation at the CBBAG-OV chapter meetings. Join our next hybrid meeting on Wednesday, April 12th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Book Arts Lab at Carleton University. If you would… Continue Reading →

The Art of Bookbinding – Robert R. Reid Medal Event with Odette Drapeau

Odette Drapeau is the winner of the twelfth Alcuin Society’s Robert R. Reid prize and medal for lifetime achievement in the Book Arts in Canada for 2020. On February 8th, 2023, she was celebrated at the ROAAr (Rare & Special… Continue Reading →

Meeting, March 8, 2023

We are really ramping up again folks but we need you to come and participate at our meetings – just like the old days! The next hybrid meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm… Continue Reading →

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