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.


Please make plans to join in the fun at The Folk School Fairbanks on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 2:00-5:00pm, as they welcome us, the Northwoods Book Arts Guild, onto their beautiful campus! We are thrilled to now have a home base for our “Paper Birches”... read more


Come to our next Guild meeting, AT OUR STUDIO at The Folk School Fairbanks, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Make a Piercing Cradle, a handy portable tool that allows for more comfortable and more accurate piercing of folios and signatures in... read more
The Letterpress is Coming! The Letterpress is Coming!

The Letterpress is Coming! The Letterpress is Coming!

We are very excited to report that our Guild’s very own Kelsey Excelsior Letterpress has been given the go-ahead for shipping! The generous donor, Charlotte Bird, is giving us the letterpress, but there will be an estimated $2000 in shipping costs. In addition,... read more
Sensuous Silk Papers Class – 6.27.15

Sensuous Silk Papers Class – 6.27.15

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Northwoods Book Arts Guild is pleased to host another great workshop, this one led by our own Laurel Herbeck. Laurel is currently an art teacher in the FNSBSD. She has been a practicing Fiber Artist for over thirty... read more

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Open Book – 5.31.15 @ NBG Studio
Open Book – 5.31.15 @ NBG Studio
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bring your new piercing cradle to make a book, bring your latest project, or just bring yourself!
10:00 am Sensuous Silk Papers Workshop @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Sensuous Silk Papers Workshop @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sign up for Laurel Herbeck’s “Sensuous Silk Papers” Class!

View Calendar

Guild Workshops

Save the Dates!

June 6, 2015

Painted Botanical Papers

June 27, 2015

Silk Paper

July 11 & 12, 2015

Flitch Books

July 19, 2015

The Fishbone Book

Paper Birches

“Paper Birches,” our Guild book arts supply program, is now 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. We feature papers from several sources. Our current inventory includes Arches text wove, Shizen and Khadi papers. The fabulous BFK Rives paper is HERE! Also on hand is book board, MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives, and waxed linen thread, which we are now able to provide by the spool or by the yard. Be thinking 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!

Become a Member

Join Us!