65th Anniversary of Legal Deposit in Canada!

We acknowledge the work of the Legal Deposit program and Library and Archives Canada. Thank you! Read more about it in Signatures, Fall/Winter 2018, The Magazine of Library and Archives Canada.

Acrylic Pour Book Covers

Saturday, December 15, 2018 Do you want a new addiction — then check out this workshop! Acrylic pouring is so much fun and when its done you will have some absolutely gorgeous covers for your books — or you can… Continue Reading →

The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair – Autumn 2018

span-o (small press action network – ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair, autumn 2018 edition. When: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Time: Noon till 5 p.m. Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane), Ottawa, Ontario (room 203)… Continue Reading →

Meeting, November 14, 2018

The presentation by Dan Plourde from Columbia Finishing Mills (Cornwall ON) starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp! November 14th is also the deadline to let Deidre know you are participating in the CBBAG Ottawa 2018-2019 Swap project. As always, bring your creations or… Continue Reading →

Treasure Box

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Using decorative papers and board, we will make 4-drawer boxes, suitable for holding your treasures (nibs, beads, tiny bits and bobs, etc.) The finished box is 8″ x 8″ x “1”.  The instrtuctor will supply board… Continue Reading →

Robert R. Reid Award 2017 Recipients

Congratulations to Denise Lapointe and David Carruthers, owners of Papetrie Saint-Armand in Montreal, the 2017 recipients of the Robert R. Reid Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Book Arts. “Papeterie Saint-Armand is widely known for the superior quality of the… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Ottawa Valley SWAP Project 2018-2019

A swap is when participants prepare a number of elements, such as signatures, to exchange with one another. Each participant then “binds” their collection to form a single work. In order to foster creativity, the techniques, themes and rules vary… Continue Reading →

Meeting, October 10, 2018

This month’s programme consists of a talk by John Holmes, about his apprenticeship in bookbinding. Bring your creations or report on bookbinding activities during our show and tell. All are welcome, including non-members. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm… Continue Reading →


Arts Network Ottawa’s (formerly Arts Network Ottawa) annual SÉLECTIONS exhibition promotes Ottawa artists by featuring jury selected works created by our visual arts members, including CBBAG Ottawa Valley member, Madeleine Rousseau. The exhibit is held in Salons A and B… Continue Reading →

Book Arts Challenge due December 12, 2018

This 2018-2019 season, we will be offering 3 challenges to inspire your creativity between September and June. At the September meeting, we picked out of the box challenge number 10: Buttonhole / Boutonnière. It is up to you to interpret… Continue Reading →

Miniature Books Galore

Saturday, October 13, 2018 Miniatures are all the craze right now! And I mean MINI! We will start at 2″ x 1.5″ then go to 1.5″ x 1″ and if you are brave even 1″ x 7/8″. This workshop will… Continue Reading →

Meeting, September 12, 2018

Bring EVERYTHING you have worked on this summer!! This is your chance to show off your work and tell us all about anything book/art oriented that you did over the summer!! This month’s meeting will also be a chance to… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Core Course
Bookbinding Finishing

Sunday to Friday, September 16 to 21, 2018 (6 days) This intensive 6-day core course will teach the student all the fundamentals required for finishing on leather. Topics covered include: types of leather; tanning processes; and the best leather to… Continue Reading →

Bookbinding 101

Saturday, September 29, 2018 Learn the basics of bookbinding in this one-day workshop. You will learn the terms used in bookbinding, familiarize yourself with the tools, and create samples of simple books including: stitched pamphlets, Japanese stab binding and a… Continue Reading →

Meeting, June 13, 2018 (AGM)

June is our year-end wrap-up, election of officers and planning session for next season’s programme. Bring your ideas and your energy, your monthly challenge item (Celebration), as well as your Show and Tell. June Meeting – AGM Year End report (Steve)… Continue Reading →


May 31 – July 1, 2018 This exhibition is a collaboration between Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St W) and Galerie Annexe, Ottawa Art Gallery (3 Daly Avenue). It highlights an emerging print scene that is developing in Ottawa-Gatineau. Make sure to visit both sites to… Continue Reading →

Book Arts Show and Sale 2018. A Report

The Ottawa Valley Chapter hosted the 2018 Books Arts Show and Sale on the twelfth of May at the Glebe Community Centre in Ottawa. It was the culmination of months of planning by Spike Minogue, the event organizer. This year… Continue Reading →

WAYZGOOSE 2018: A Report from CBBAG Ottawa

Grimsby, Ontario Saturday, April 28, 2018 For forty years, friends and lovers of the printed word have gaggled to the foot of the Niagara Escarpment on the last Saturday in April to participate in a modern wayzgoose. This year, fifty… Continue Reading →

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