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Andre Chaves and The Clinker Press

On September 30 on Zoom, the sixth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Mr. Chaves talked about the history and definition of what they are all about, includes a virtual visit of the Clinker Press in Andre… Continue Reading →

Two Fellas Talking Shop

On September 16, at 5 PM PST on Zoom, the fifth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, two old friends talk about their craft and their shared passion for making books, in a talk called Two Fellas… Continue Reading →

International Kelmscott Press Day

26 June 2021 is International Kelmscott Press Day. It is also the 125th anniversary of the publication of the Kelmscott edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Four years in the making, the Kelmscott Chaucer, as it is commonly known,… Continue Reading →

Richard Hopkins: The Novel in Woodcuts, a Wordless Narrative

On June 10, at 5 PM PST on Zoom, the fourth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, teacher, bookseller and book collection, Richard Hopkins, discussed particular areas of collecting, in his talk called The Novel in Woodcuts,… Continue Reading →

Guy Robertson: Books, Fraud & Forgery

On April 29, the third lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Teacher, author and consultant in information security and emergency management, Guy Robertson lectured on Books, Fraud & Forgery “Literary fraud and forgery are as old as… Continue Reading →

The vinyl of the book world? Ottawan starts company to publish sustainable, locally produced hardcover books

The vinyl of the book world? Ottawan starts company to publish sustainable, locally produced hardcover books An article by Lynn Saxberg, published in the Ottawa Citizen, 19 May, 2021.

A transplanted American, Alex Simon, 32, [...] has started a business [Century Press] to produce high-quality editions of classic books using letterpress printers and bookbinding expert...

The Pleasure of Principle: Convention & Craft in Contemporary Fine Press Printing, Crispin Elsted & Jason Dewinetz

On April 29, the second lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press in Mission BC and Jason Dewinetz of Greenboathouse Press in Vernon BC gave a joint presentation “The Pleasure of Principle: Convention… Continue Reading →

A History of the Private Press in Canada by Chester Gryski

On March 25, Chester Gryski presented the premier of the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, a survey that explores the creative output of Canadian presses. Chester Gryski has been collecting Canadian fine printing for over 40 years, has written… Continue Reading →

Wayzgoose 2021 – virtual presentation

Happy 43rd Wayzgoose! On Saturday, April 24, the second virtual Wayzgoose edition was posted to YouTube: 43rd GPAG WAYZGOOSE Go to the information details about the video to see the full list of artists. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has been… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Ottawa Valley SWAP Project 2020-2021

A swap brings together book artists to share in a common project. In order to foster creativity, the techniques, themes and rules vary for each swap project. Participants are asked to prepare signatures to exchange with one another. The total… Continue Reading →

Group of Seven: Graphic Design

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Group of Seven exhibition in May 1920, the Gallery’s Library and Archives is featuring a display of graphic design items by the original members of the Group of Seven, including books, brochures, exhibition catalogues,… Continue Reading →

RCA Medal 2020 goes to David Carruthers and Denise Lapointe

Congratulations to David Carruthers and Denise Lapointe, owners of Papetrie Saint-Armand in Montreal, the 2020 recipients of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts’ RCA Medal. “Each year the RCA acknowledges an individual(s) who has made an outstanding contribution to the development… Continue Reading →

Tara Bryan

It is with great sadness that we have just learnt that Tara Bryan, a celebrated book artist in St-John’s, Newfoundland, passed away on September 29th, 2020. “An award-winning book artist, painter, and teacher, she influenced many in the painting and… Continue Reading →

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 →


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 →

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