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ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 452-9545
Web site: http://aic.stanford.edu

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)
176 John Street, Suite 309
Toronto, ON M5T 1X5
Canada
(416) 581-1071
e-mail: cbbag@web.net
Web site: http://www.cbbag.ca
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has provided support for the development of book arts since 1983.

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 481-0295
e-mail: info@centerforbookarts.org
Web site: http://www.centerforbookarts.org
The goal of the Center for Book Arts is to preserve traditional
bookmaking techniques as well as to encourage people to create books as contemporary art objects.

Guild of Book Workers (GBW)
521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175
Web site: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/

SCHOOLS

American Academy of Bookbinding
P.O. Box 1590
135 S. Spruce Street
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-3886
Web site: http://www.ahhaa.org/AAB.html
Both professional binders and motivated students can receive top-notch instruction through eight weeks of intensive binding courses from May through mid-July.

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 344-6630
e-mail: bookandpaper@popmail.colum.edu
Web site: http://www.colum.edu/centers/bpa

Nebraska Book Arts Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th and Dodge Streets
Weber Fine Arts Room 124
Omaha, NE 68182-0173
(402) 554-2773
Web site: http://www.unomaha.edu/~nbac/home.html
The Nebraska Board of Regents founded this organization in 1989 to support appreciation of books and promote artful book production.

North Bennet Street School
39 North Bennet Street
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-0155
e-mail: nbss@nbss.org
Web site: http://www.nbss.org
Begun in 1986, this is the only full-time bench bookbinding program in the United States. Classes in this two year course of study run from September to June for six students a year.

WEB SITES

Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/don.html
A dictionary of bookbinding terms by Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington. Illustrations are by Margaret R. Brown.

BOOKS

Banister, Manly Miles. The Craft of Bookbinding. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1993

Barrett, John Paul. How to Make a Book: An Illustrated Guide To Making Books by Hand. Astoria, OR: Gaff Press, 1993.

Fox, Gabrielle. The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books. Cincinnati, OH: North Light Books, 2000.

Kropper, Jean G. Handmade Books and Cards. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1997.

Lavender, Kenneth. Book Repair: A How-To-Do-It Manual. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2001.

McCarthy, Mary. Making Books by Hand: A Step-By-Step Guide. Rockport, MA: Quarry Books, 1997

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