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.

NBG Exhibition – Books As Art 3 – 11.5-27.21

NBG Exhibition – Books As Art 3 – 11.5-27.21

Dear NBG Community,
I am thrilled to announce the opening of Books as Art 3 this Friday, November 5, 2021. Last Sunday, 164 handmade books were delivered to the Bear Gallery. For those of us coordinating the InTake Event, it was an exciting afternoon. I felt a keen sense of delight as each artist opened their box or bag and set their books on the table.

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NBG Exhibition Opening – 11.05.21

This Facebook Live event will include Books As Art 3 Overview and Introduction to the Northwoods Set Book Project with reading by poet Christopher Lee Miles, author of Armor & Ornament.

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

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Paper Birches

“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!

Books As Art 3 Exhibition

Exhibition Opening
Friday, November 5, 6-7:30pm
Watch the recording here.
NBG Program Meeting
Our First 10 Years: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Friday, November 19, 6-7:30pm
View on Facebook Live here
(No Facebook account needed; video will start at 6pm)

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