Welcome to take part in our Nordic Bookbinding Exhibition in collaboration with the National & University Library of Iceland. Read all about it and fill in entry form before 25 September! Nordic Nature >

The annual meeting in 16 September will start with an in-depth presentation and talk by Vibeke Luther at Crow Press. Invitation will be sent out to members after summer.

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The aim for the NBS is to strengthen the collaboration between bookbinders and book artists in Nordic countries. The society will work to enhance, preserve, and renew the craft, education, and practice in contemporary culture to achieve a high professional standard.

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A membership gives you the possibility to engage in the Society’s work for bookbinding and artists’ books. We are a non-profit membership-based society and dependent on support to achieve our goals. Become a member >

This is where the society’s exciting work happens! All members who would like to be actively involved are warmly welcomed to join a committee in the field of their interest: Communication, Education or Exhibitions. Committees >

2024 We met under the cherry blossoms in Lund, Sweden to talk and look at books. Read about our visit to Lund, April 2024 >

2023 Congress and founding of the Society in July in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read about it in newsletter archive or download pdf: 07_NewsletterJuly2023 >

2022 Bookbinders and book artists were invited to Leksand to talk about the future of handbookbindery, book-craft, artist’s books and the concept of our countries’ previous collaboration; the exhibition Nordic Bookbindings. The meeting proposed a working group that began the work of forming the Nordic Bookbinding Society.

We would like this blog to develope into an place for articles that shows the importance of book-craft in our Nordic countries; historically and contemporary. Here NBS members can share their stories about bookbinding, letterpress, bookbinders, books…

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News & Events

  • Meeting in Lund 12-14 April 2024

    NBS invited Nordic bookbinders, book artists, and book enthusiasts for a spring gathering in Lund, Sweden. There were some interesting visits and wonderful gatherings, meeting old and new friends. Lund welcomed us with cherry and magnolia trees in bloom.

Newsletter 11 | June 2024

Dear Fellow Bookbinders,

Welcome to take part in the Nordic Bookbinding Exhibition, NORDIC NATURE! This newsletter informs about the exhibition that will take place in Iceland 2025 –fill in entry form before 25 September! We also would like you to fill in the survey for the type of education. There will be an annual meeting in September that will start with an in-depth presentation and talk by Vibeke Luther at Crow Press.

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Membership

A membership gives you the possibility to engage and take part in our work for bookbinding and artists’ books. We will also strive to encourage non-members to participate in our society’s activities. We are a non-profit membership-based society and dependent on support to achieve our goals.

If you would like to support a specific cause or initiative please let us know.

This year 50 SEK of the membership fee goes directly to the PA prize fund and it is included in these fees.

If you do not want to pay through our website: use following bank-account and then e-mail to info@nordicbookbindingsociety.com. Write your name, email and what you have paid for.

Nordic Bookbinding Society
SKANDINAVISKA ENSKILDA BANKEN AB
IBAN: SE12 5000 0000 0538 5115 4916
SWIFT/BIC: ESSESESS
When paying from Sweden: Bankgiro 5939-1912

If you have any problem with payment on internet please e-mail us so that we can help. THANK YOU!

Welcome to take part in the society’s work!

Committees

Committees will work to achieve the society’s goals: disseminating knowledge, bookbinding education and the next Nordic Bookbinding Exhibition. Committees plan their own activities and members can choose the amount of work and time they can and wish to spend. This is where the society’s exciting work happens! All members who would like to be actively involved are warmly welcomed to join a committee in the field of their interest: Communication, Education or Exhibitions.

To join in please contact the contact persons of the committees by email:

Exhibitions: Kristine Novika Svensson: kristine(at)nordicbookbindingsociety.com
Education: Vibeke Luther O’Rourke: vibeke(at)nordicbookbindingsociety.com
Communication: Johanna Svenonius: johanna(at)nordicbookbindingsociety.com

Funding — Biggest thank you for support!

The founding congress and some of our future work has been made possible by support from following organisations:

Nordisk Kulturfond
Grafisk Almenvelgørende Fond, Denmark
Kungl. Patriotiska Sällskapet, Sweden
Espoon Kirjansitojat ry — Esbo Bokbindare rf, Finland
De grafiske fags legatfond, Denmark
Ida Petrons minnesfond, Sweden