Victorian Bookbinders Guild

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

President  contact   president  at

Jim Finger has been involved in the poultry industry for 35 years and in that time has collected a lot of literature on poultry. This generated a requirement for conservation of the collection and reproduction of selected historically important documents. This generated the desire to be able to do this work himself, and the desire to learn led to his involvement in the Guild. Jim doubles at present as the web master.

Vice President  contact vice president at

Debra Parry is a conservator specializing in paper, photographs and books. Debra has worked for five years as a conservator at the National Archives where she worked on a range of large and small volumes among other items. This year she has set up her own business, Melbourne Conservation Services.

Secretary   contact secretary at

Robert Ford is a culinary consultant with an interest in cooking literature leading to ownership of a bookshop and book restoration business, ReboundTXT in Seddon.

Treasurer   contact treasurer  at

Liz Forbes

Librarian contact librarian at

Mary Russell is a professional indexer, trained librarian, and our librarian. She has been fortunate to travel recently to England to participate in short courses on leather bindings and is participating in the RMIT short courses on book binding.

Newsletter Editor contact editor at

Kirsty Batchelor attended the bookbinding courses at RMIT. During these years she also heard about the Guild and started coming to some of their meetings. She has attended a number of their courses and because she has gained so much from the Guild and it’s members, decided to help, by offering to be editor!

Committee Members

Tim Morrow is a long term member of the Guild, now in retirement from his graphics business.

 Peter Lewis is also a long term member of the Guild. Peter wasTreasurer for 12 years and previously held positons of President, Vice President and librarian. His long service and commitment to the Guild is recognized with a Lifetime Membership.


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Meetings & Events

Tue Apr 24 @17:00 - 07:00PM
April 2018 Meeting
Thu May 03 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Open Bindery for Members 3rd May 2018
Sat May 05 @10:00 - 03:00PM
Clunes Booktown VBG Display
Sun May 06 @10:00 - 03:00PM
Clunes Booktown VBG Display
Thu May 10 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Open Bindery for Members 10th May 2018
Thu May 17 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Open Bindery for Members 17 th May 2018
Tue May 22 @19:00 - 09:00PM
May Meeting 2018
Thu May 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Open Bindery for Members 24rd May 2018
Thu May 31 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Open Bindery for Members 31st May 2018
Sat Jun 02 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Case Binding 2nd June 2018
Tue Jun 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
June Meeting 2018
Tue Jul 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
July Meeting 2018
Tue Aug 28 @19:00 - 09:00PM
August Meeting 2018
Tue Sep 25 @19:00 - 09:00PM
September Meeting 2018
Tue Oct 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
October Meeting 2018

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