Victorian Bookbinders Guild

For all interested in the Art, Craft and Practice of Bookbinding                                             

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Conference 2019brings an exciting change of venue for us, giving you a chance to visit the ancient Roman City of Bath.

The Conference provides a great opportunity for bookbinders of all levels to see demonstrations by knowledgeable experts in a wide range of fields.  Amateurs and those with less experience will find inspiration and encouragement; professionals will gain new ideas.   If you have not been to a Conference before, you will find it easy to make new friends and to talk to the speakers and other top-level binders. You will find them approachable and always willing to discuss bookbinding matters with you.    Competition books will be on display throughout for you to view and enjoy.

The Trade Fair suppliers will be attending with bookbinding materials, tools and books for sale.


Jonathan Bloom    Paper before Print

Glenn Malkin     Airbrushing for the artistically challenged

Glenn Bartley   A box lined with velvet

Edward Cheese     Books, Libraries & Museum: Problems and Possibilities for Book Conservation

Sün Evrard   Conservation binding in stone veneer

Pascale Therond   Gold Tooling

Nesta Davies   Tacketed Bindings

Tine Noreille    Perfect Measuring, Cutting and Folding

Sol Rebora    Reversible Stubs, a technical element useful for conservationof the book and binding

Cristina Balbiano D’Aramengo    When printmaking, typography and bookbinding meet. The backstage of limited art editions

Peter Jones   Leather Inlays and Onlays

Midori Kunikata Cockram     Sunago – the Japanese art of decorating paper with gold leaf

Lester Capon    Perforated Vellum Bindings



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Call for Contributions

Have you recently completed a project? Our members would love to hear about it!

Please send a short paragraph and a picture to the Editor, preferably by email to so that we can include your account in our next newsletter and on our website.

We also encourage members to share their achievements and experiences at club nights. Bring along photos, drawings or examples and feel welcome to talk about these as part of the meeting.

Recent News

Meetings & Events

Tue Jun 25 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting June Topic to be confirmed.
Sat Jun 29 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Conservation Boxes
Fri Jul 05 @09:00 - 09:00PM
Rare Book Week and Book Fair 04-15th
Tue Jul 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting July Buy Swap and sell, AGM
Sat Jul 27 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Thesis Binding
Sat Aug 10 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Nag Hammadi
Tue Aug 27 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting August Carmelite Library Joint Meeting
Tue Sep 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting Sept To Be decided
Sat Oct 12 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Britannica section
Tue Oct 22 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting October topic to be confirmed
Fri Oct 25 @12:00 -
Bind 19 Bookbinding Conference Sydney 25-27
Sat Nov 02 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop to be confirmed
Tue Nov 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting November. Binding Challenge and Breakup

Victorian Bookbinders Guild Inc.  Incorporated 1981     Registration No A2896  ABN: 97 853 169 281     PO Box 355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011