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.

NBG Meeting (Rescheduled from January) – 2.16.17

Rescheduled from January, this NBG meeting will focus on getting ready to meet the challenge of Books as Art 2. Participate in the “Map Books” exchange, bring your annual membership renewal payment, and a list of waxed linen colors you’ve been looking for!

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NBG Meeting featuring Tag Books – 11.17.16

NBG Meeting featuring Tag Books – 11.17.16

Join Mary Maish, Margo Klass, and the Northwoods Book Arts Guild on November 17 for a fun, seasonal “Tag Book” project. We will cut gift tags from mixed-media papers, and embellish them using a variety of surface design techniques.

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Books As Art 2 – June 2017

Northwoods Book Arts Guild is pleased to invite you to participate in our second major exhibition of book arts in the Fairbanks area, opening June 2, 2017, at Well Street Art Company.

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June 2017


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Upcoming Events

5:00 pm NBG Program Meeting @ Christ Lutheran Church
NBG Program Meeting @ Christ Lutheran Church
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm Books As Art 2 @ Well Street Art Co.
Books As Art 2 @ Well Street Art Co.
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
NBG members are invited to participate in the June 2017 “Books As Art 2” exhibition hosted at the Well Street Art Co.  This group exhibition will explore books as art and welcomes a spectrum of[...]

Guild Workshops

Join us for a scheduled workshop or class!

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

Scholarships are available for NBG members to cover bookmaking workshop instructional fees.  Apply by completing the Workshop Scholarship Request Form (docx or pdf).

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!