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.
Our Studio is located in the Caribou Building, Suite 205 at 3550 Airport Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709. “Paper Birches”, our cooperative supply inventory, is also located there, as are most of our classes and workshops.
Northwoods Book Arts Guild is excited to offer an introduction to three glued structures. Focus will be on covering book boards with paper and cloth, an essential building block for book makers. BOOK ARTS BASICS Series 3 is supported by a generous ASCA Community Development Grant.read more
Join us for the second in our series of program meetings focused on creative foldable structures. At each meeting you are invited to make a model of an intriguing foldable, selected for its potential to inspire you to create a book for the upcoming exhibition Books As Art 3!read more
Northwoods Book Arts Guild is excited to offer an introduction to three structures of sewn bindings that add distinctive visual elements to the character of each book. BOOK ARTS BASICS Series 2 is supported by a generous ASCA Community Development Grant.read more
Northwoods Book Arts Guild has been awarded a group exhibition in the Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery, scheduled for November 2021.read more
Book Arts Basics – Series 1 begins at the end of February and will consist of three classes: The Tools, The Paper and Folded Books. These classes will provide the opportunity to create sample books while learning foundational bookmaking skills.read more
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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 at the NBG Studio located in Suite 205 at the Caribou Building, 3550 Airport Way, 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!
NBG Interest Survey
Have a workshop idea to share? Interested in instructing? Want to suggest a new book exchange theme? Complete the online survey and let us know!