QBG Advice to Members

The Queensland Bookbinders’ Guild has a duty to provide a safe environment to all members attending meetings, courses or any other event conducted by QBG.

This includes protection from infectious diseases such as COVID-19, where severe illness may be reduced by vaccination.

In order to participate in QBG events, members must provide evidence of a minimum double vaccination for Covid-19. The Covid-19 Digital Certificate is recommended.

If you are not vaccinated, and wish to participate in QBG events, including open days and shop sales, a legal, medical exemption is required.

Marilyn George


0431 574 016

Craft Bookbinding


The objectives of the Guild are to promote, foster and practise the art of bookbinding in its traditional form and to embrace the related graphic and kindred arts. In particular, the Guild aims to preserve the skills of craft bookbinding and to promote their use in both traditional and new ways of making books.

The Guild holds both evening meetings at which experts talk on, and demonstrate, subjects of common interest and weekend Open Days where members have access to the Guild’s extensive range of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and practical demonstrations.
The Guild holds monthly meetings at which experts talk on, and demonstrate, subjects of common interest. In addition, weekend workshops are held where members have access to the Guild’s extensive range of tools and equipment.     

Courses, Festivals and Demonstrations

The Guild also runs courses on introductory , intermediate and Advanced bookbinding. Members are encouraged to participate in Arts and Crafts festivals and public demonstrations wherever possible.


All members receive a quarterly newsletter which contains topical news, reports of meetings and technical articles. New members will receive all the newsletters for the year in which they join.


Members of the Guild can borrow books, videos, etc., from our extensive library. A library catalogue is available online.


The Guild owns various pieces of bookbinding equipment such as a guillotine, a gold blocking press and type, which can be used by members. Also available is a growing range of finishing tools which can be borrowed.



One of the benefits of membership of the Guild is the opportunity to buy, through our Purchasing Officer, small quantities of materials which are not normally available to individuals. This service is particularly useful for country members.

Details of local events, meetings and courses can be found in the courses  section of this site, while information on bookbinding events, such as exhibitions and conferences, can also be found there.

Our Facebook page provides the latest information about what the Guild is up to. Facebook


Bookbinding in a classic way

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