Northwoods Book Arts Guild

is a community of artists actively learning about and creating artist books in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Guild promotes all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach.

NBG is affiliated with the North Star Community Foundation. The Foundation serves as our fiscal agent. All monetary transactions on our site, including membership and donations, are re-directed to the NSCF site in a new window.

NBG is also affiliated with The Folk School Fairbanks. Our studio is located on their campus and our summer program meetings and nearly all of our workshops are held there. Registrations and payments for Guild classes are managed through their website.

Our Next NBG Meeting – 09.24.15

Our Next NBG Meeting – 09.24.15

Another summer has flown past! We look forward to catching up with everyone at our next Guild meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Pioneer Park’s Blue Room. We will provide updates on the Letterpress Project, elect new board positions,... read more
NBG Annual Meeting – 10.22.15

NBG Annual Meeting – 10.22.15

Mark your calendar! Our first formal “Annual Meeting” will be held on Thursday evening, October 22, 2015, from 5:00-7:00pm at The Folk School. This important meeting will include a potluck dinner and a silent auction of donated items that we each bring to... read more
Letterpress Project Update

Letterpress Project Update

The Kelsey Letterpress, donated to our Guild by Charlotte Bird and Frances Watson of San Diego, CA, has arrived at its new home in the NBG studio! There it sits in fortuitous tandem with ANOTHER Kelsey Letterpress owned by Bruce Campbell! Bruce has become our go-to... read more
The Fishbone Fold Book Class – 7.19.15

The Fishbone Fold Book Class – 7.19.15

Sign up now at The Folk School Fairbanks for Connie Stricks’ fabulous Fishbone Fold Book class, Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  In this workshop you will create the “Fishbone Fold Book,” a sculptural structure attributed to master book artist... read more
Coptic Binding Class – 7.11.12

Coptic Binding Class – 7.11.12

Coptic binding is a time-honored and versatile method of binding journals, sketchbooks, photo albums, and much more. Its dominant feature is a chain of exposed sewing across the spine, allowing the spine to be flexible and lay flat when open. This workshop will focus... read more

Become a Member



Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School
Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us for an afternoon of bookmaking at Open Book in our NBG Studio!
5:00 pm NBG Annual Meeting @ The Folk School Fairbanks
NBG Annual Meeting @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the First Annual Membership Meeting of NBG. Events include potluck dinner, silent auction, and NBG Studio tour! Don’t miss this fun event!

View Calendar

Guild Workshops


Fall is here already!

We will get busy scheduling classes SOON!

Contact any NBG Board member if you have an idea for a class you would like to lead or to take.

Paper Birches

“Paper Birches,” our Guild book arts supply program, is open in Suite 301 at The Folk School Fairbanks, 2861 Beverley Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Supplies may be purchased at Open Book events, meetings, and workshops held at The Folk School. You may also contact any Guild Board member to make an appointment to meet at the studio.

NOW IN STOCK: BFK Rives, Arches text wove, Shizen and Khadi papers; book board and piercing cradle kits; metal measuring edges, linen tape, and folder stock; MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives; waxed linen thread by the spool or by the yard.

Let us know of materials or supplies that you’d like to have available to you– by buying together we can take advantage of bulk discounts and save on shipping. This makes it possible to spend more on beautiful papers!

-- placeholder --