In a biological sense, wildlife describes the myriad of creatures sharing this planet, interacting and adapting, all connected to each other and their environment. "Wild" also describes an untamable essence that survives despite the constraints of society and culture. As craftspeople, knowledge of materials and keen observation of how they behave (and often how they refuse to comply) is integral to our practice, and a reminder of how traditional bookbinding materials originate in nature. Members were invited to interpret the theme of “wildlife” in any way they wish, be it literal or abstract, humorous or serious.

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Stay tuned for the release of our online exhibit, which will include all the wonderful works submitted to the exhibition. Please direct any questions to exhibitions@guildofbookworkers.org



Exhibit Dates and Locations:

American Bookbinders Museum- San Francisco, CA

June 2-Aug 7, 2021 

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Georgia Institute of Technology- Atlanta, GA

Sept. 17-Dec 7, 2021

North Bennet Street School- Boston, MA

Jan. 7-Feb 11, 2022 Tentative

Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound- Tacoma WA

Feb. 21-April 22, 2022

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A&M University- College Station, TX

May 2- June 24, 2022

Lloyd Library and Museum- Cincinnati, OH

July 5-Sept. 22, 2022


Exhibition Press Release