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Organization Homepages

  • 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 du Canada: Site currently in French only. Among the highlights are a very well done gallery of current works by members, French-English, English-French binding glossaries, and a listing of suppliers.
  • Les Amis de la Reliure d'Art: Section Suisse.
  • 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 book arts.
  • Bund Deutscher Buchbinder E.V. (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.
  • 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.
  • Friends of Dard Hunter: Friends of Dard Hunter is an organization for hand papermakers and anyone with a passion for paper. Since 1981 we have been connecting and educating papermakers in America and all over 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NPO Laboratory for Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration: Japanese organization with workshops and other resources for the binding and conservation of the book... Site in Japanese.
  • Papermakers of Victoria: Australian group whose purpose is to provide mutual support for hand papermakers through the exchange of ideas and information, discussion and demonstration.
  • Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc.: To promote, foster and practise the arts of bookbinding and related arts.
  • 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 in Dutch.
  • NEW! Stowarzyszenie Introligatorów Polskich (Association of Polish Bookbinders): The main purpose of the Association is the popularization of the craft of bookbinding. We want to be a liaison between the artist and the clients; we want to show, recommend, publish and spread information to the widest possible audience on the craft of bookbinding. / W ostatnich kilku latach środowisko introligatorskie w naszym kraju podjęło działania, które miały doprowadzić do powstania branżowego stowarzyszenia. Starania te spowodowały powołanie do życia w dniu 19.08.2020 roku Stowarzyszenia Introligatorów Polskich.Site in Polish and English.
  • 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 Australia.

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