Geographies Exhibit Now in Maine

Geographies: New England Book Work, the New England Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers exhibition is now on view at The University of Southern Maine’s Wishcamper Center in Portland, Maine through August 22, 2014.

This show of bookbindings and artist’s books includes work that relates to the theme of New England from 26 of our members. Included are classic regional texts, books that make personal connections to the region, and New England history from a variety of perspectives, among other topics.

Geographies: New England Book Work is open to the public and located at USM’s Pope-Cheney Art Studio on the first floor of the Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St. Portland, ME. Summer open hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, closed weekends and holidays.

The show will remain on view through August 22.

Subsequent tour stops include the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Williams College in Massachusetts; Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and the show ends its run in October of 2015 at Connecticut’s Creative Arts Workshop.

For more information on the exhibition and the complete schedule please go to the post on our chapter blog:

International Design Binding Exhibit at North Bennet Street School

A major exhibition of design bindings will soon be on display in the new gallery at North Bennet Street School in Boston.

La couleur du vent
An international exhibit of design bindings
July 18 – September 14, 2014
Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

A reception hosted by NBSS and the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers will be held on July 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 at NBSS and will be open to the public.

ARA Canada in partnership with the École Estienne, organized an international exhibition of bookbinding that originated in Paris and traveled to Quebec City, Montreal and Trois-Rivières. This exhibit includes the work of fifty-one binders. The invitation to participate was extended to former students of the Ecole Estienne in Paris and member bookbinders of ARA Canada.

The book selected for this project is titled La couleur du vent (The color of the wind). It is a collection of poems by Gilles Vigneault, illustrated and designed by Nastassja Imiolek under the artistic direction of Cécile Côté.

Visit the project website to view the bindings and learn about the artists.

The exhibit is made possible through Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada (Friends of the Art of Bookbinding of Canada) and Ecole Estienne, France.

For more information about North Bennet Street School, visit