The Guild holds a small number of books and journals, listed below. These are all available for members’ use and free loan for very reasonable periods of time. The Librarian maintains and catalogues the collection, and keeps a record of loans.

Library items will be available for loan at each guild meeting. Items borrowed are to be returned at the next guild meeting.

Librarian: Jeanette Ruxton         Email: jruxton(at)

Please email Jeanette suggestions for new book acquisitions. Donations of any library items are most welcome.

Library Holdings


Ampersand vol.25 (2007/2008) – Journal of the Pacific Center for the Book Arts

Australian Book Arts Journal Issue 1, April 2010 –Issue 6, 2011

Designer Bookbinders newsletter. Latest year

New Bookbinder  Vol.5, 1985 – v.37, 2017


Art of papermaking with plants by Marie-Jeanne Lorenté.

Basic bookbinding by A.W. Lewis

Beautiful bookbindings: a thousand years of the bookbinders art / by PJM Marks. London: British Library, 2011.

Book+Art handcrafting Artists’ Books by Dorothy Simpson Krause

Book Arts  Beautiful Bindings for Handmade Books by Mary Kaye Seckler

Bookbinders’ finishing tool makers 1780-1965 by Tom Conroy

Bookbinding and the care of books by Douglas Cockerell

Bookbinding discussed compiled by Ivor Robinson and presented as a tribute to Edgar Mansfield in this, his eightieth birthday year.

Bookbindings Victoria and Albert Museum, 1950

Bookcraft: techniques for binding, folding and decorating to create books and more by Heather Weston

Books boxes & portfolios: binding construction and design, step by step by Franz Zeier

Books with girth by Cherryl Moote

Bookworks ’07: an exhibition of contemporary handmade books [exhibition catalogue]

Brought to book. Australian Bookbinders Exhibition 2008

Compendium Being a selection of significant articles previously published in the CCBAG newsletter

Complete book of handcrafted paper / by Marna Elvea Kern. New York: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1980.

Contemporary Designer Bookbindings Crafts Council of Australia – 1984

Contemporary designer bookbindings. Europe and Australia: An overview of current trends in bookbinding based on the Crafts Council travelling exhibition of 1984/85.

Cover to Cover by Shereen La Plantz

Decorated book papers: being an account of their designs and fashions / by Rosamond B. Loring. Cambridge, Mass.:Harvard College Library, 1973.

Fine bookbinding: a technical guide / by Jen Lindsay. London: British Library, 2009.

Fine bookbinding in the Twentieth Century by Roy Harley Lewis

Fine books, fine bindings [exhibition catalogue] Crafts Council of the ACT, 1989.

First national conference of craft bookbinders Australia – 1984

Hand bookbinding: a manual of instruction  by Aldren A. Watson. New York: Bell Publishing, 1963.

Hedi Kyle – Festschrift 2009 Essays and how-to articles in honour of Hedi Kyle.

Henri Creuzevault, 1905-1971 [some examples of a life’s work in binding].

History and Development of Bookbinding by Allan T. Stratton

How to marbleize paper By Gabriele Grunebaum. New York: Dover, 1984.

Jan Sobota – design binding Feb. 2 – Apr. 15 1988 [exhibition catalogue]

Japanese bookbinding : Instructions from a master craftsman by Kojiro Ikegami

Lost Gutenbergs : the discovery of 128 unbound original Cooper Square Gutenberg Bibles. by T. Yancey and M Chrisman

Making Books by hand: a step by step guide by Mary McCarthy and Philip Manna

Making your own marbled and decorated papers  by Jane Reese

Marking time New York: Guild of Book Workers, 2009.

More making books by hand: exploring miniature books, alternative structures and found objects  by Peter and Donna Thomas

Non-adhesive binding: Books without paste or glue by Keith Smith

Paper : handmade style. Murdoch Books

Papiers et Moulins: des origins a nos jours by Marie-Ange Doizy and Pascal Fulacher.

Penland book of handmade books Masterclasses in bookmaking techniques

Practical guide to marbling paper  Anne Chambers. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1986.

Practical printing and binding  A complete guide to the latest developments in all branches of the printer’s craft, 1946.

Printed by authority: fifty years of government printing in Canberra.

Reliures de Nicole Fournier: La poétique de la matière.

Restoration of leather bindings,  by Bernard C. Middleton

Silvia Rennie : designer bindings: an exhibition of fine bindings held at Kroch’s & Brentano’s during the month of September 1985 [exhibition catalogue].

Sleight of binding, by Cherryl Moote

Stopping the rot: a handbook of preventative conservation by Helen Price

Thames and Hudson manual of bookbinding, by Arthur W. Johnson

Watercolour marbling, by Joan Ajala  2009


Covering in leather with Mark Esser. (1 dvd) Guild of Bookworkers Standards of excellence seminar,  2004

Introductory bookbinding course on making a half bound case bound book. Queensland Bookbinders Guild (1 dvd)

 Modified limp binding with Robert Spinoza. (1 dvd) Guild of bookworkers Standards of excellence seminar, 1994

Simple Bookbinding. [6 videos] Toronto: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild, 1995.