GBW Membership

The Guild of Book Workers has just added online membership application and renewal!  Now it is easier than ever to join and renew– no more excuses!


This blog is open to everyone interested in the book arts in New England, and most of the events sponsored by the New England Chapter of GBW are free and open to the public.  This is in keeping with the chapter committee’s our understanding of the mission and goals of the Guild of Book Workers. 

The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 “… to establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts.” 

The Guild still believes, as did its founders, that there is a responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with the production of fine books. Its members hope to broaden public awareness of the hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration. 

However, please bear in mind that our chapter budget is based on member dues.  We welcome all interested to join us at our events… and we welcome you to join our organization to support the events we sponsor which you have come to expect and enjoy in New England.  Your annual dues supports a wide range of national and regional activities; Membership in regional chapters is an optional addition to your Guild of Book Workers membership. 

Please join or renew today!


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