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.

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
Next NBG Meeting To Feature Leaf Art! – 7.30.15

Next NBG Meeting To Feature Leaf Art! – 7.30.15

Come celebrate summer at our next Northwoods Book Arts Guild meeting on Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:45-7:00pm at The Folk School Fairbanks. Laurel Herbeck will lead the program with a great project using leaves to embellish papers for bookmaking. We will be applying... read more
New Bookmaking Tools at Paper Birches

New Bookmaking Tools at Paper Birches

Paper Birches, our Guild supply acquisition program, is expanding thanks to its new home in the NBG studio at The Folk School Fairbanks. With room to grow, we are able to provide a wider variety of bookmaking necessities. New in the supplies department are piercing... read more
The Letterpress is Coming!

The Letterpress is Coming!

 We are very excited to report that our Guild’s very own Kelsey Excelsior Letterpress is on its way to Alaska! The generous donors, Charlotte Bird and Frances Watson of San Diego, CA, are donating the letterpress to the Guild. Included in their donation are the... read more

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Guild Workshops

Save the Dates!

July 11 & 12, 2015

Coptic Stitch Books

July 19, 2015

The Fishbone Fold Structure

We are taking an August break, but check back for some great workshops in the fall!

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; MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives;  waxed linen thread by the spool or by the yard.

COMING SOON: Metal measuring edges, linen tape, and folder stock! 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!

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