Journal

The Guild of Book Workers Journal is published annually by the Guild of Book Workers and contains articles that address our members' interests in the arts and crafts of the book, including traditional bookbinding, papermaking and decorating, conservation and restoration, calligraphy, the making of artists' books, and printing. Published continuously since 1962, the GBWJ welcomes submissions from members and nonmembers. All articles are reviewed and meet either peer review or editorial review standards.


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Almost the entire run of GBW Journals has been indexed and there 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.

Index of Contents 1962 - 2009 (PDF)

Digitized Journals


All journals are available for download in PDF format.

Volume Number Year File Size
Volume 1, Number 1 Fall 1962 2 MB
Volume 1, Number 2 Winter 1963 3 MB
Volume 1, Number 3 Spring 1963 2 MB
Volume 2, Number 1 Fall 1963 2 MB
Volume 2, Number 2 Winter 1963 2 MB
Volume 2, Number 3 Spring 1964 2 MB
Volume 3, Number 1 Fall 1964 2 MB
Volume 3, Number 2 Winter 1964-65 2 MB
Volume 3, Number 3 Spring 1965 2 MB
Volume 4, Number 1 Fall 1965 2 MB
Volume 4, Number 2 Winter 1966 3 MB
Volume 4, Number 3 Section A Spring 1966 2 MB
Volume 4, Number 3 Section B Spring 1966 4 MB
Volume 5, Number 1 Fall 1966 2 MB
Volume 5, Number 2 Winter 1966-67 3 MB
Volume 5, Number 3 Spring 1967 1 MB
Volume 6, Number 1 Fall 1967 2 MB
Volume 6, Number 2 Winter 1967-68 2 MB
Volume 6, Number 3 Spring 1968 2 MB
Volume 7, Number 1 Fall 1968 3 MB
Volume 7, Number 2 Winter 1968-69 3 MB
Volume 7, Number 3 Spring 1969 9 MB
Volume 8, Number 1 Fall 1969 2 MB
Volume 8, Number 2 Winter 1969-70 2 MB
Volume 8, Number 3 Spring 1970 1 MB
Volume 9, Number 1 Fall 1970 2 MB
Volume 9, Number 2 Winter 1970-71 1 MB
Volume 9, Number 3 Spring 1971 1 MB
Volume 10, Number 1 Section A Fall 1971 2 MB
Volume 10, Number 1 Section B © 1972 14 MB
Volume 10, Number 2 Winter 1971-2 2 MB
Volume 10, Number 3 Spring 1972 18 MB
Volume 11, Number 1 Fall 1972 4 MB
Volume 11, Number 2 Winter 1973-73 11 MB
Volume 11, Number 3 Spring 1973 2 MB
Volume 12, Number 1 Fall 1973 3 MB
Volume 12, Number 2 Winter 1973-74 17 MB
Volume 12, Number 3 Spring 1974 2 MB
Volume 13, Number 1 Fall 1974 12 MB
Volume 13, Number 2 Winter 1974-75 17 MB
Volume 13, Number 3 Spring 1975 12 MB
Volume 14, Number 1 Fall 1975 15 MB
Volume 14, Number 2 Winter 1975-76 15 MB
Volume 14, Number 3 Spring 1976 23 MB
Volume 15 1976-77 26 MB
Volume 16 1977-78 18 MB
Volume 17 Spring 1978-79 23 MB
Volume 18, Number 1 1979-80 25 MB
Volume 18, Number 2 1979-80 28 MB
Volume 19 Spring 1980-81 22 MB
Volume 20 Spring 1981-82 22 MB
Volume 21, Number 1 Fall 1982 19 MB
Volume 21, Number 2 Spring 1983 13 MB
Volume 22, Number 1 Fall/Winter 1983 28 MB
Volume 22, Number 2 Spring/Summer 1984 14 MB
Volume 23 1984 - 1985 24 MB
Volume 24, Number 1 Fall 1985 15 MB
Volume 24, Number 2 Spring 1986 20 MB
Volume 25, Number 1 Section A Fall 1986 9 MB
Volume 25, Number 1 Section B Fall 1986 4 MB
Volume 25, Number 2 Spring 1987 11 MB
Volume 26 1987-1988 17 MB
Volume 27, Number 1 Spring 1989 12 MB
Volume 27, Number 2 Fall 1989 12 MB
Volume 28 Spring/Fall 1990 22 MB
Volume 29, Number 1 Spring 1991 21 MB
Volume 29, Number 2 Fall 1991 12 MB
Volume 30, Number 1 Spring 1992 10 MB
Volume 30, Number 2 Fall 1992 16 MB
Volume 31 Spring/Fall 1993 30 MB
Volume 32, Number 1 Spring 1994 15 MB
Volume 32, Number 2 Fall 1994 35 MB
Volume 33, Number 1 Spring 1995 23 MB
Volume 33, Number 2 Fall 1995 25 MB
Volume 34, Number 1 1996 23 MB
Volume 34, Number 2 Section A © 1998 13 MB
Volume 34, Number 2 Section B 1997 8 MB
Volume 35, Number 1 © 1998 18 MB
Volume 35, Number 2 Section A © 2000 41 MB
Volume 35, Number 2 Section B 1999 8 MB
Volume 36, Number 1 © 2000 35 MB
Volume 36, Number 2 © 2001 22 MB
Volume 37, Number 1 © 2002 44 MB
Volume 37, Number 2 Fall 2002 46 MB
Volume 38, Number 1 Fall 2003 35 MB
Volume 39, Number 1 Spring 2004 24 MB
Volume 39, Number 2 Fall 2004 23 MB
Volume 40, Number 1 Summer 2005 31 MB
Volume 41, Number 1 Summer 2006 3 MB
Volume 41, Number 2 Fall 2007 3 MB
Volume 42, Centennial Issue 2008 Ongoing  
Volume 43, 2009 © 2010 7 MB
Volume 44, 2010-2011 © 2013 18 MB
Volume 45, 2012 © 2016