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

Bookinding Tools and Supplies


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 Ottawa 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)

Magnesium Embossing Dies

  • KDS Graphics (Scarborough ON)
    • Contact them directly (or call 416-752-0450)
  • Sterling Markings (London ON with branches in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal)
    • Contact them directly

Other Tools