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Book Arts Information and Study Opportunities

General Information

Austin Book Arts Center
Classes in book arts including printing, book binding, and how to repair books
2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #114
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 417-5845
email: info@atxbookarts.org

Book Arts Web has a pull down 'reference' menu to access many sites offering book conservation information, including very good tutorials. Under the links section, see 'Preservation and Conservation Links' for an excellent source for hands-on sites, preservation organizations, digitization and product/vendor sites. The site has an associated list-serve.

Conservation Online (CoOL) covers far more than book conservation, bur contains a great deal of information on books and scrapbooks, as well as links to the AIC (American Institute for Conservation) website which is a great place to find the names of professional conservators in your area. The site also has an associated list-serv.

Guild of Book Workers

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)

The Center for Book Arts

Society of Bookbinders

Society of the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) gives a broad range of social and historical context for book readership and production. It has an associated list-serve.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) has information on professional booksellers throughout the US, with information about appraisal and collecting.

Rare Book School (RBS) is an independent non-profit educational institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.

Study Opportunities

Book Arts Web - Book Arts Centers, Programs, and Educational Organizations

Guild of Book Workers - Study Opportunities List

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) resource lists for book artists

The Center for Book Arts Classes


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