These sources are recommended by the CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter (updated on November 2017). Let us know your thoughts and suggestions. For a more, consult the CBBAG Book Arts Supplies List.

Bookinding Tools and Supplies


Book Board and Bookcloth

Marbling and Paper Making Supplies

  • The Paper Trail (Southern Ontario area)
    • They also offer some bookbinding supplies. See their “List of recently introduced products”.
  • Lindenlea Paper for marbled paper (Ottawa)

Art Supplies

These stores have a good supply of papers, both decorative and for text blocks, and Golden brand paints:

These art supply stores in the area, offer a wide range of materials, including the Golden brand, but little in bookbinding materials:

  • Wallack’s Art Supplies (231 Bank Street, Ottawa)
  • DeSerres (St Laurent shopping Centre, 1200, Saint-Laurent Blvd and 1821 Robertson Road, Ottawa)
  • Sherry Weldon Art Store (visit 600 Cumberland, room 113, University of Ottawa)
    • Art supplies for students and professional artists (hours are limited, check website under location)

Waxed Linen Thread

  • Royalwood Ltd. (Ohio, USA)
    • A wide assortment of colours from 2-ply to 7-ply (4-ply is often recommended for Coptic and other visible stitch work)

Scalpels and Blades


  • Lee Valley Tools (900 Morrison Drive, Ottawa)
    • Find chisels and other woodcutting and punching tools …