Dates for your Diary

What's happening...

*Guild of Book Workers, Standards of Excellence Conference
San Francisco, California
28th-30th September 2023


- Brien Beidler - Finishing Tool Making: An economical
- Gabby Cooksey - Tattooing on Leather, A Journey into a New Decorative Technique
- Jeff Peachey - Fifty Ways to Attach your Boards
- Steph Rue - Paper, Books, Art, Community: My Journey with Hanji

A choice of tours:
- Arion Press
- East Bay Tour: John DeMerritt Bookbinding, Zukor Conservation, the CODEX Foundation
- The Book Club of California
- Paper Making with Logos Graphics
- San Francisco Center for the Book
- Letterform Archive
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Conservation Lab and Library
- Prelinger Library and Nature Walk
- San Francisco Public Library Book Arts & Special Collections and Preservation Department

*Trade Fair Vendor Room

Registration is now open on the Guild of Book Workers - web site

*XV IADA Congress 2023
Halle/Leipzig, Germany
16th-20th October 2023


For the XV. International Congress, IADA invites once more colleagues from all over the world to their event. Professionals have the opportunity to exchange ideas on the preservation of cultural heritage on paper and other related materials at one of the largest bi-lingual quadrennial congress.

Further information is available on the IADA web site at iada-home.org

*Codex IX - Bookfair and Symposium
The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, California.
4th-7th February 2024


The Codex Foundation are gathering together a congress of the world's finest private presses, book artisans, artists, curators, collectors and scholars in the spirit of an Old West rendezvous for the fifth biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium.

Further information and booking information can be obtained from the Codex Foundation web site, www.codexfoundation.org

*Society of Bookbinders Conference, York
15th-18th August 2024


Details to follow

Competition & Exhibition


OPEN•SET 2025 is a juried competition and exhibition featuring finely crafted bookbindings. Sponsored by the American Academy of Bookbinding, this competition and exhibition highlights exceptional technique and outstanding design from new binders and professionals. Bookbinders from around the world are invited to participate.

The OPEN•SET 2025 Exhibition will open in San Francisco, California, in January of 2025. There will be two venues displaying the exhibition. The Open Category Exhibition will be held at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and the Set Category Exhibition will be held at the American Bookbinders Museum.

Please visit bookbindingacademy.org or contact openset@ahhaa.org with questions.

J. Hewit & Sons will have a stand at the event(s) marked '*'. If you would like us to bring specific items for you to purchase, please let us know at least 4 weeks in advance of the event.
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