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 Events – April & May 2024

NBG Events – April & May 2024

Interested in the long list of upcoming NBG events?  Review the April 2024 Newsletter packed with book binding classes, announcements and invitations to participate in scheduled shows and exhibits, and details for the April Program Meeting.

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NBG Spring 2024 Events

NBG Spring 2024 Events

Welcoming the New Year with new events and projects! View the NBG monthly Newsletters for upcoming events and activities planned for the Spring of 2024.

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NBG Events – October 2023

NBG Events – October 2023

Interested in becoming an NBG Instructor, taking a class, or sharing your book arts creations at the November First Friday event?  Want to view the unveiling of the Contemporary Hornbook project?  Learn more here!  

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Become a Member


Upcoming Events


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 take.

Financial assistance is available for NBG workshop or membership fees.  Apply by completing the Marilyn Askelin Memorial Workshop Financial Assistance Form (docx or pdf).

NBG Book Challenge

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!

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!