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San Francisco, CA

A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

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Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence, Tacoma, WA

Tacoma, Washington - October 25-28, 2017

The Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is the annual Guild of Book Workers conference. Held annually at a different location around the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event. A list of past presentations is available on the History of Standards page. Additionally, many Seminar presentations are videotaped and made available to members and for purchase

Presentations and Presenters
Make and Use Hanji: Applications for Korean Paper [Friday Morning]
SUZANNE MOORE: Much Ado about Nothing: Concept, Design & Techniques in Editioning “Zero: Cypher of Infinity” [Friday Afternoon]
GABRIELLE FOX: Covered and Visible: Protected Multi-section Pamphlet Stitch Structure [Saturday Morning]
DON GLAISTER: Gold Tooling in the 21st Century [Saturday Afternoon]

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Earlier Event: March 3
How Gold Leaf is Made
Later Event: September 1