About the Guild


Postcard from Athens, Trieste and Venice

Presentation at the next meeting (10 August) covers a recent visit to Athens, Trieste and Venice (where the Venice Art Biennale was in progress). We will look into a number of libraries and museums, and their book displays and exhibitions. We will see some unusual book construction and binding and how books are being integrated into broader fields of art.


The Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild has members from all around Canberra and the ACT region. A few from further outwards in NSW, Qld  and SA . Members meet every two months, with newsletter  ‘Raised Bands’ published every two months.

The Guild objectives are:

To promote and exhibit the art of the hand-bound book.
To maintain the traditional craft bookbinding skills.
To seek to exert a progressive influence on the design and technique of bookbinding.

We have a variety of interests within the Guild, from traditional craft bookbinding skills through to alternative book arts experimentation. Activities and meetings are organised to engage with many of these interests.


Regular meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom St, Hughes. Visitors are most welcome. For more detailed directions, please go here.

Next meeting 12 October, 2017.

For a complete schedule of 2017 meeting activities go to the events page.


The Guild conducts and hosts workshops for members and the public.

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