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Newsletter 03 February 2023

Copenhagen Congress

There has been a change of dates for the Copenhagen Congress held this year.
The new dates are 13th – 15th June 2023.

Tuesday 13th June:
Arrival + activities begin in the afternoon/early evening

Wednesday 14th June:
Congress starts at 10.00
Banquet in the evening

Thursday 15th June 2023:
Workshop visits
Exhibition opening “Book Work of the Year” at 15.00 at the Royal Library

Sign up & program for the 3 days will come hopefully at the end of February.


Society has received an inquiry for an unpaid internship! More information has been sent to subscribers of the newsletter.

Newsletter 02 December 2022

Dear Fellow Bookbinders,

Oslo meeting November 2022

The Nordic Society of Bookbinders had a meeting in Oslo in November. As we received the funding from the Nordic Cultural Foundation / Nordisk Kulturfond, we had two very productive and engaging days planning the future of the Nordic Bookbinding Society.

The articles for the Society is written out, being revised and approved by the end of the year, we set a date for the Congress in Copenhagen (see below) and we also managed to do a show and tell in the book printing workshop at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, where the meeting was held followed by a well-deserved dinner.

Nordic Bookbinding Society Copenhagen Congress:

The Society will meet in Copenhagen 12th – 14th June next year. Save the date! More info and schedule will be sent out closer to the date. (Note: change of dates: 13th – 15th June 2023)


Bookbinders Meeting at the Copenhagen Royal Library

20th January 2023 the Royal Library in Copenhagen will hold an annual bookbinding meeting. There will be discussions around bookbinding, and we will present recent bindings so please bring binding projects if you want to share. Food and drinks will be served during the meeting.
The meeting will take place at:
Bevaringsafdelingen i Det Kgl. Bibliotek, Lergravsvej 55, 2300 København S.
The meeting will start at 16.30
Sign up through marianne @ latest 11.01.23


Bookbinding summer courses in Leksand, Sweden

There are 9 courses to choose from, teaching language Swedish and English
More information:

Bookbinding summer course in Sastamalan Opisto, Finland

Kirjansidonta, kirjotut kirjat / Embroidered long stitch bindings 26.–28.6.2023
Tutor: Tarja Rajakangas, teaching language Finnish and English
Enrolment opens 3.1.2023
More information: or kirjatarja @

Bookbinding in Espoo, Finland

Teacher Pii Topio
11.1.2023 – 19.4.2023 on wednesdays at 17.30 – 20.00.
Languages: swedish, (finnish and english when needed)


17th Art Bookbinding international competition by Biennales Mondiales de la Reliure d’art

Book to be bound is “Vol de nuit” by Antoine Saint-Exupéry. 400 copies are specially printed for the competition with 9 black & white illustrations and a colour frontispiece. After registration you will receive your copy as soon as possible at the end of January. The return of your bound book for participation in the competition must reach us no later than May 25, 2024. Exhibition will be held 18.–22.9.2024 in Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse, France.
Registrations for the competition and more information:

Newsletter 01 November 2022

Dear Fellow Bookbinders,

Since our meeting in Leksand earlier this year the Nordic Bookbinding Society is officially established and has a new website. The website is still being developed and will have a few updates and more info to be added during the autumn.

Board meeting in Oslo

The Nordic Society of Bookbinders board members will meet in Oslo, November 2022, to further establish the Society’s aims, visions, rules, laws, and plan the future of the Society. For this meeting we have received financial support from the Nordic Cultural Foundation / Nordisk Kulturfond.

2023 the Society will meet in Copenhagen!

Our aim for this meeting is for the Nordic countries to meet and to start planning upcoming exhibitions, activities, events and will be a chance to meet physically to talk about bookbinding.

More information about this meeting will come!

Have a lovely autumn

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