The Guild of Book Worker's Journal is an annual publication containing in depth articles, technical how-to's, essays, profiles, illustrated exhibit reviews. The subjects cover general matters relating to the hand book crafts. Included are contemporary creative book arts as well as traditional fine design bindings and the conservation and restoration of old books.
Almost the entire run of GBW Journals have been indexed and their is now a complete table of contents up through 2009. Thanks to Alan Shalette for all the hard work he did to create this comprehensive index.
Queries and comments about the GBW Journal should be directed to Cara Schlesinger, Journal Editor.
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Back issues of many of the issues of the GBW Journal are available. Use the online order form to purchase post-2007 journals.
Pre-2007 journals are now available on a first come first serve basis in the following bundles:
Bundle #6 − 33 volumes 1964 - 2006 - $99
Bundle #7 − 22 volumes 1971-2001 - $66
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Sample issues of the GBW Journal are available online. Back issues are available for sale.
Volume XXIX #2 (1991): Clasps, Schliessen, Clausuren: A Guide to the Manufacture and the Literature of Clasps by Franklin Mowery