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.
Winter has officially arrived, our clocks are set back, and holiday preparations have begun! Join the Northwoods Book Arts Guild at our next meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Pioneer Park’s Blue Room. We will open the meeting with updates on the Letterpress Project and pass around samples produced by the recent Letterpress class attendees, announce and plan for upcoming classes, exchange “Winter Card” books, and top off the meeting by learning how to make gift bags from almost any kind of paper!read more
You are invited to participate in a First Friday event at If Only, A Fine Store on November 6, 2015 from 5-8pm.
Northwoods Book Arts Guild members are invited to sell up to three books at this event (all books must be for sale). You, the artist, set the price including a 40% store commission. Deliver books to If Only on November 2nd or 3rd between 3-6pm.read more
Become a Member
There are no upcoming events.
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,” 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!