Standards Scholarships

GBW Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding. Tucson, Arizona.  October 14-16, 2010.

The Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is the annual Guild of Book Workers conference. Held annually at a different location in the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event. Seminar presentations are videotaped and made available to members. The Guild’s Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the seminar.

 Scholarships are available to attend the Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding Seminar to Guild of Book Workers members for whom attendance would create a financial hardship. There are scholarships for both student and regular members. Non-members may apply, but are required to become a member prior to attending the Seminar.

The scholarship consists of a waiver of registration fees to the seminar, banquet, and four nights lodging at the Seminar hotel (does not include phone calls, movie rentals, or any other room service). Recipients are responsible for making their own travel plans and hotel reservations. Recipients may be asked to help with newsletter coverage and/or assist with other tasks during the seminar. Applications must be received by August 14, 2009. Address questions to Andrew Huot, Scholarship Committee Chair.

You may download a scholarship application, register online for the conference, and find out more about the conference and other GBW activities at

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