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.
Create an everyday journal using specialty folders and a variety of unique and interesting papers. We will design our covers, make the folios using a variety of papers, sew it all together and finish with beads.read more
The concertina album binding elegantly holds a collection of images or photos. It looks like a traditional book, but opens out for display. In this class we’ll learn how to cut, fold, and hinge lengths of paper to make accordion-folded panels, cover boards with book cloth, inlay a cover plate, and join text block to cover structure.read more
The Tunnel Book is a unique layered structure, designed to create a simple or complex design in three-dimensional space. In this workshop we will design and develop our ideas on Friday night and create the final book on Saturday. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.read more
Learn to set type, manage a chase, ink the printer plate, and print a short quote.read more
Did you know you can create your own book cloth? Come to the upcoming NBG meeting to learn how simple muslin can be transformed into book cloth using methyl cellulose to stabilize the fabric, and acrylic washes, Sumi ink, and permanent markers to add color and pattern.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!