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.
Hemp Leaf Binding is one form of the rich tradition of Japanese Stab Bindings developed over hundreds of years. In this ZOOM workshop, participants will watch step-by-step demonstrations, while following along on the provided comprehensive directions, to create a soft-covered journal.read more
The UAF Rasmuson Library Display has recently been updated to feature NBG member responses to the online #areyoubookenoughchallenge.read more
The clam shell box is an elegant casement structure that provides protection and storage for books, objects and collections. Learn how to create this useful structure through step by step demonstrations while following along on a comprehensive guide.read more
In this program we will explore two Origami Pocket Folds – the Pocket Envelope Fold and the V-fold. Both are made from a single piece of paper and can be used as book pages in a variety of ways. Laurel will demonstrate how to make the pockets and show some examples of ways they can be used in books.read more
Create colorful pamphlet stitched art journals to hold and develop your ideas and inspirations for future projects.read more
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!
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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.
“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!