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- AFEDA: Asociación para el
Fomento de la Encuadernación de Arte. Spanish organization dedicated
to fine and design binding. In Spanish.
- Les Amis de la Reliure
d'Art: Homepage for the "mother" organization of ARA.
- l'Association des relieurs
du Québec (ARQ): Organisme à but non lucratif créé
en 1983, l'Association des relieurs du Québec (ARQ) poursuit
trois principaux objectifs : regrouper les gens de métier, promouvoir
l'excellence de leur travail et développer l'intérêt
pour le livre relié et le livre d'artiste au Québec.
- Austin Book Workers:
dedicated to promoting the appreciation, study, and practice of ancient
and modern book structures, book design, and book production methods.
In Austin, TX.
- Book Arts Guild: Formed in
Seattle in 1979 to support the diverse disciplines of the book arts
and is dedicated to promoting all hand bookmaking crafts and contemporary
- Bund Deutscher Buchbinder-Innungen (BDBI):
Federation of German Bookbinding Guilds.
- The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists
Guild: Information on the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists
Guild activities including, workshops, exhibitions, publications, study
opportunities list, and much more. Check out the CBBAG Bulletin Board
for up-to-date information on a variety of topics.
- Canberra Craft Bookbinders
Guild: An Australian group of people sharing ideas and techniques
in book arts.
- College Book Art Association:
The College Book Art Association supports and promotes academic book
art education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching,
scholarship and criticism.
- Designer Bookbinders:
Designer Bookbinders is the principal society in Great Britain devoted
to the art and craft of hand bookbinding. The society is internationally
known and respected, and Fellows of the society are amongst the finest
practitioners of the craft in the world.
- The Guild of Book Workers:
Information about the the Guild's activities including the full text
of the Newsletter and Study Opportunities List, exhibits, publications,
and membership, and more. There are also numerous regional Chapters.
- Hand Bookbinders of California:
San Francisco-based Hand Bookbinders of California meet monthly and
sponsor workshops and classes. We celebrate the book: making books,
their collection, care and restoration.
- Institute of Bookbinding & Allied
Trades: Provides a forum with regular monthly meetings for the exchange
of technical information from material and equipment manufacturers,
updates on the latest training schemes and Health & Safety issues
and many other items of general interest to the membership. The membership
is made up of more than 100 professionals from Bookbinding and its allied
trades, consisting of commercial and craft bookbinders, print finishers,
suppliers, training establishments and publishers. Based in London,
- Meister der Einbandkunst
(MDE): German-based, international organization of design binding.
Their website comes and goes, but they had an amazingly rich tradition.
Let's hope they can work their way back. Their old pages with images
of work are here.
- The Miniature Book Society, Inc.:
An international non-profit organization whose purposes are to sustain
an interest in all phases of miniature books, to provide a forum for
the exchange of ideas and to serve as a clearing house for information
about miniature books.
- New South Wales Guild
of Craft Bookbinders: The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders Inc, formed
in 1979, consists of people of various occupations and ages but having
a common interest in books, book crafts and bookbinding. The membership
includes many professional bookbinders. The Guild’s role is to
provide its members with facilities for learning skills at all levels,
a workroom for the use of members and a venue to foster interest in
and knowledge of this craft.
- Papermakers of Victoria:
Australian group whose purpose is to provide mutual support for hand
papermakers through the exchange of ideas and information, discussion
- Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc.:
To promote, foster and practise the arts of bookbinding and related
- Society of Bookbinders
(UK): Dedicated to traditional bookbinding, preserving and conserving
the printed and written word.
- Stichting Handboekbinden:
Organization in the Netherlands created by the merger of the Stichting
Boekbehoud (Book Conservation Foundation of the Netherlands) and the
Nederlandse Handboekbindersliga (Dutch Craftbookbinders Society). Site
- Victorian Bookbinders
Guild: Australian group whose purpose is to maintain and foster
the art, craft and practice of bookbinding, both contemporary and historical.
Has sample article from their newsletter about "making your own album."
West Australian Craft Bookbinders
Guild: The Guild meets once per month in the suburb of Como, Perth,
Western Australia, and is dedicated to advancing bookbinding in Western