Become a member

Whether you are an individual, institution or organization, consider becoming a CBBAG member if you are interested in the book arts or are one of the following:

  • bookbinder or book decorator
  • book collector, dealer, archivist, or conservator
  • librarian
  • calligrapher
  • paper-maker or marbler
  • letterpress and other printer
  • wood engraver

And support our goals to:

  • Create a spirit of community among book artists and artisans and with the book community
  • Promote greater public awareness of the book arts
  • Increase educational opportunities and foster excellence through exhibitions, workshops, and publications

CBBAG Membership Benefits

All CBBAG members

  • Have access to member profiles;
  • Receive the CBBAG Book Arts arts du livre Canada magazine published twice a year, the annual Membership List, other occasional publications, and CBBAG news;
  • Receive preferred rates on in-studio workshops and Home Study courses;
  • May participate in CBBAG book arts fairs;
  • May list themselves in CBBAG book arts directories;
  • May enter the Art of the Book juried exhibitions;
  • May borrow (by mail) from the extensive video loan collection;
  • May get involved in national leadership;
  • Receive a reduced rate on membership with Craft Ontario.

To learn more, visit the CBBAG website

At the CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter, CBBAG members

  • Receive CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter news
  • May contribute to the planning of locally delivered educational programs
  • Not only receive preferred rates on all CBBAG workshops, but also on those by The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa.
  • May share resources and knowledge on a regional level
  • May list themselves on the CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter website
  • May participate in local juried exhibitions
  • May get involved in regional leadership

CBBAG is a volunteer-run organization. To volunteer at the regional level please contact the CBBAG Ottawa Valley chapter at If you are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer to assist with any of the national CBBAG programmes or services, please contact the national office to indicate your area(s) of interest.