Binders' Guild Newsletter

Binders' Guild Newsletter

Established in  1978 by
Jim Dorsey

A journal of hand
bookbinding practice.
1978 - 2005


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Topics in Recent
  • Details on leather type, tanning, structure
  • Tips on Skiving (paring leather)
  • A medieval binding technique, applied to modern bindings
  • Book joints and their potential for failure
Binder's Guild began as an information exchange of amateur and professional bookbinders in Ann Arbor Michigan who met at the now closed Academy Book Bindery.  The Binders' Guild published the Binders' Guild Newsletter as a means of disseminating information in the field of hand bookbinding.
Writings, short and long, that contain useful information concerning bookbinding or other related fields made up the content of the Newsletter, with emphasis on practical bookbinding advice for the hand bookbinder.

Send questions to: Editor,
Binders' Guild Newsletter
2925 Powell Street
Eugene, Oregon
USA 97405
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organizations on our links page.