The Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is the annual Guild of Book Workers conference. Held annually at a different location around the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event. Seminar presentations are videotaped and made available to members and for purchase. The Guild's Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the seminar.
For more information about the Standards of Excellence Seminar, contact Brenda Parsons, Standards Committee Chair.
October 24 - 26
More information to be announced soon...
Registration is limited to 140 people. Early registration is encouraged as the seminar generally fills before the registration deadline. Online registration is available and encouraged. If you are paying with a credit card, you must use the online registration form.
All questions regarding registration should be directed to Alicia Bailey, Treasurer All fees listed on the registration form are in US dollars. There is a cancellation fee of 10% of the Registration Fee up to 30 days before the Seminar. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 30 days prior to the conference. Cancellation fees do not apply to scholarship applicants who do not receive an award and are unable to attend without financial assistance.
Scholarships are available to attend the Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding Seminar to Guild of Book Workers members for whom attendance would create a financial hardship. There are scholarships for both student and regular members. Non-members may apply, but are required to become a member prior to attending the Seminar.
The scholarship consists of a waiver of registration fees to the seminar, banquet, and half the cost of four nights lodging at the Seminar hotel (does not include phone calls, movie rentals, or any other room service). The scholarship does not include cost of tours before the conference.
Recipients are responsible for making their own travel plans
and hotel reservations. Recipients may be asked to help with
newsletter coverage and/or assist with other tasks during the
seminar. The application deadline will be announced. Address questions to Anna Embree, Scholarship Committee chair.