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Membership Types

$40.00 / per year

3 years only at this rate
Proof of enrollment required


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$100.00 / per year

Residents of Canada
+ $30 postage surcharge
Other International:
+ $40 postage surcharge


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$130.00 / per year

Two family members, one fee
Receive single mailings
Includes separate directory listings
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$150.00* / per year

*Includes administrative fee


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Reduced membership fees are available for individuals experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the membership chair (membership [at] guildofbookworkers [dot] org) for more details.

Become a Sustaining Member

When you maintain a regular membership and make an additional donation of $50 to the Guild of Book Workers, you become a Sustaining Member. Our organization relies on member dues and donations to produce high quality print publications, traveling exhibitions, and maintain educational resources on our website. We have tried to keep membership dues constant, while also providing reduced rates for student members and those experiencing financial hardship. With printing and shipping costs rising in recent years, your generosity is more important than ever. Sustainers are crucial to providing an ongoing base of community support that we can rely on, so you can continue to rely on GBW. The Guild of Book Workers is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization and all or part of your donation may be tax deductible. You will receive a receipt with your donation. Please consult with your tax advisor.


Membership Form

Click the button below for a printable PDF of the membership form. Mailing instructions are included on the form.


Benefits of Membership

Membership is open to all interested persons worldwide. Among our members are professional and amateur:

  • Hand Bookbinders
  • Book Artists
  • Book Conservators
  • Book Restorers
  • Calligraphers
  • Private Press Printers
  • Hand Papermakers
  • Decorative Papermakers
  • Librarians
  • Collectors