New York Chapter

The New York Chapter was the first regional chapter of the Guild, and supports the Guild’s mission by offering workshops, lectures and other events in and around New York.
The Guild of Book Workers celebrated its first 100 years in 2006. Its mission, when founded, was to “establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest in the several hand book crafts.” Among its early members are well-known artist-craft people such as bookbinder Edith Diehl and printers and typographers W.A. Dwiggins and Frederic W. Gowdy. Today, the Guild is dedicated to sustaining a community of members dedicated to the art of the book in all its forms. Its members hope to broaden public awareness of the book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration.

Membership in the New York Chapter includes:

  • Discounts and priority notification for all workshops and lectures offered by the chapter
  • Access to the chapter website including the members gallery, where members can post information about themselves and their work, including images.

newyork [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org