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About Our Organization

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." Among its early members are well-known artist-craft workers such as bookbinder Edith Diehl and printers and typographers W.A. Dwiggins and Frederic W. Goudy.

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.

 

 

 

The Guild of Book Workers promotes interest in and awareness of the tradition of the book and paper arts by maintaining high standards of workmanship, hosting educational opportunities, and sponsoring exhibits.

Read the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws

The Guild of Book Workers is governed by an elected group of volunteers who serve as officers, committee chairs and chairs of the regional chapters. In 1978 the Guild became incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in New York State and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Board of Directors

The Guild of Book Workers is governed by an elected group of volunteers who serve as officers, committee chairs and chairs of the regional chapters. The Board is always looking for more volunteers. Please contact any of the officers or chairs listed below if you would like to help our Guild.

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Kate Levy

President

She/Her/Hers

president [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

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Todd Pattison

Vice-President

He/Him/His

vicepresident [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

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Jennifer Buchi

Secretary

She/Her/Hers

secretary [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

Lawrence Houston

Lawrence Houston

Treasurer

He/Him/His

treasurer [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

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Eliza Gilligan

Membership Chair

She/Her/Hers

membership [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

Jennifer Pellecchia
Jennifer Pellecchia

Standards Chair

She/Her/Hers

standards [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

Jeanne Goodman

Jeanne Goodman

Exhibitions Chair

She/Her/Hers

exhibitions [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

Kyle Clark

Kyle Clark

Journal Co-Chair

He/Him/His 

journal [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

 

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Susie Cobbledick

Journal Co-Chair

library [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

Newsletter Editors

Bridget McGraw, Emily Bell, and Lindsie Yost

Newsletter Editor Team

newsletter [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org

Marianna Brotherton

Marianna Brotherton

Communications Chair

She/Her/Hers

communications [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org