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There are a large number of websites that deal with bookbinding and related matters. Listed below are just some of them.

Please note that we have no control over the content of these sites. Inclusion of a site on this page does not imply endorsement by the Guild of any products or services that may be offered.

Bibliographical Society London – the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history. Founded in 1892.
Bibliographical Society of America – objectives are to promote bibliographical research and to issue bibliographical publications.
Book Arts Web – many links to book-arts related sites on the web and information on handmade small edition bookbinding and printing.
Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books – a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology.
Book Information Website – bookbinders, bookbinding history, papermaking, private presses etc. -A World Resource For The World Of Book Binding.
British Library – the British Library’s Online Information Service.
Calligraphy, Lettering Art & Artist Books – An Australian site, curated by Cecilia Sharpley. Covers the subjects of handmade books, calligraphy, lettering
Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild – the objectives of the Guild are to promote and exhibit the art of the hand-bound book, to maintain the traditional craft bookbinding skills and to seek to exert a progressive influence on the design and technique of bookbinding.
Colophon Page – a gallery, a journal, an international calendar of events and a discussion forum.
CoOL: Conservation OnLine – a full text library of conservation information.
Cynscribe – A comprehensive Canadian resource for all things to do with making books. It also includes suppliers, conferences, exhibitions, events, galleries, guilds, libraries, museums and schools.
Designer Bookbinders – This UK based society has firmly established an international reputation as the leading body promoting the art and craft of the contemporary hand bound book through exhibitions, publications and teaching.
Denis Gouey Bookbinding Studio – specializes in fine bookbinding and restoration of books as well as preservation and presentation of important documents, photographs, artwork, and more. Denis also runs the Bookbinding List on Yahoo.
Guild of Book Workers (USA) – a non-profit organization for all the book arts founded in 1906.
Harmatan – manufacturers of fine goatskin and calfskin bookbinding leathers.
J. Hewit & Sons – tanners, leather dressers, suppliers of equipment etc.
Kavenga Publishing – Australian Personalized Books from the Outback, the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

LiLi’s Bookbinding Blog

Marbled Paper by Joan Ajala – design, colour and the endless beauty of nature expressed in the fluid art of marbling.
National Library of Australia – the pre-eminent source for the documentary record of Australia.
NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders Inc – the web site of the New South Wales Guild of Craft Bookbinders Inc. The Guild consists of people of various occupations and ages but having a common interest in books, book crafts and bookbinding.
Oak Knoll Press – specialists in books about books.Pohlmann Book Binders  -Bookbinder Fred Pohlmann, a long-time member of the Guild – The artistry, within the master craftsman. A commitment and dedication to quality, with no room for compromises.
Roger Perry – Bookbinder and Gold Finisher. QBG members, Roger & Penny Perry carry out restorations and Roger is a specialist fine finisher.
Red Eye – the home page of Chris Lipscombe, a Bookbinder from New Zealand. Includes a glossary of bookbinding terms, for sale and wanted ads etc.
Sage Old Books – Specialising in restoration and repairs. Based near Pomona, Queensland.
Society of Bookbinders – traditional bookbinding, preserving the written and printed word.
State Library of Queensland – a good source of local information and services.   Victorian Book Binders Guild
WA Guild
NZ Bookbinders

Frank Wiesner woodworker. 


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