The Society of Bookbinders is a UK-based educational charity dedicated to the provision of education in the craft of traditional and contemporary bookbinding and related skills.
In 2023 the Society evolved and was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which affords Limited liability for Trustees and members. Ultimate responsibility for the CIO rests with the Charity Trustees.
The initial Trustees are Mary Asiedu, Trish Burge, George Davidson, Michael Kelly and Jill Sellars.
Please click here to see the Constitution of the new CIO.
Members meet locally within the Regions which hold regular meetings, workshops, talks and demonstrations on various bookbinding or binding-related subjects and techniques plus social events, visits and exhibitions and represent the SoB at local book and craft fairs.
The long-standing provision of national events – biennial Seminar and Conference is currently under review and members’ views have been requested.
The Society’s flagship journal, BOOKBINDER, is published annually and generally distributed early in the following year and the National Newsletter is now published online three times each year.
For more details about the Society, its members, and bookbinding in general, please make a selection from the menus.