North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109


January 10 - February 12, 2022
(closed Monday, January 17)

A traveling exhibit from the Guild of Book Workers featuring 45 hand-bound design bindings interpreting the theme of "wildlife" in a variety of ways, from literal or abstract, to humorous or serious.

In a biological sense, wildlife describes the myriad of creatures sharing this planet, interacting and adapting, all connected to each other and their environment. "Wild" also describes an untamable essence that survives despite the constraints of society and culture. As craftspeople, knowledge of materials and keen observation of how they behave (and often how they refuse to comply) is integral to our practice; reminders of how traditional bookbinding materials originate in nature.

Though the public aren't currently able to view the exhibit, you can view pieces from the exhibit here.