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 Annual Meeting – 11.17.19

NBG Annual Meeting – 11.17.19

The Guild’s Annual Meeting is this coming Sunday, November 17, 1-3pm. There will be election of officers, news of upcoming projects, and refreshments, of course, but some might say the highlight is the AUCTION, mostly silent, offering a vast array of art, bookart-related items, and some real, honest funky surprises!

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NBG Workshop – Concertina Album Binding with Margo – 10.26.19

NBG Workshop – Concertina Album Binding with Margo – 10.26.19

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.

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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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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 Marilyn Askelin Memorial Workshop Scholarship Request Form (docx or pdf).

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!