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About the NSW Guild

"Reading books and having them bound represent two enormously different stages of development. … Having books bound signifies respect for the book; it indicates that people not only love to read, but they view it as an important occupation." Dostoyevsky

The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders Inc. consists of people of various occupations and ages who have a common interest in books, book crafts and bookbinding. The Guild’s membership includes professional bookbinders. The role of the Guild is to provide its members with opportunities for learning skills at all levels and a venue to foster interest in, and knowledge of, this ancient and modern craft.

The creative and practical art of bookbinding offers hours of challenging enjoyment to those who value text and image set between the covers of a book. The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders offers members a professionally equipped bindery where they may practise their craft and attend workshops under the guidance of experienced tutors, increasing their knowledge and expertise in both traditional and modern bookbinding techniques.