The Guild of Book Workers is a national organization of bookbinders, book artists, calligraphers, paper makers, printers and marblers. The national Guild sponsors a yearly conference on standards of excellence in bookbinding and biannual traveling exhibitions of member's works. The Guild publishes a newsletter to keep members abreast of Guild events, exhibitions and conferences of interest, and new publications in bookbinding. The Guild also publishes lists of suppliers and study opportunities.
The New England Chapter has about three meetings each year, usually involving a presentation on some aspect of bookbinding or book history, along with a visit to a bindery, conservation shop, library or archive. We also sponsor several workshops each year, and publish a regional newsletter.