CBAA Invites you to the first Book Arts Series presentation on Saturday, Sept. 24th!

Date: Saturday, September 24th at 1PM EST

Title: receipt printing as book-making: (mis)using the ledgers of capital

Presenter: Alex Benedict

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn a brief history of how the (mis)use of printing technologies may allow us to understand the role and form of the book. Using examples of receipts published through betweenthehighway press, I will share the production difficulties and limitations of receipt printing as well as how I overcame those difficulties and limitations. Additionally, I will discuss further possibilities for receipt printing, reviewing receipt/label machines, printing material, and alternative approaches to production.

Participants can expect to learn about the history of alternative publishing, current examples of publishers using receipts, how to start producing books on receipt paper, and how receipt printing may be integrated into their work. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to experiment with a PoS word processor, P-touch, and have it published as a free zine through betweenthehighway press.

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CBAA Board of Directors

Nominations due August 20, 2022

We are looking to grow our CBAA Board of Directors

Are you a CBAA member and would you like to be more involved with the organization? Join our Board of Directors, let your voice be heard, and make a difference! We are seeking members from the book arts community whether affiliated with academia or not, whether serving on committees or not. If you are currently a graduate or undergraduate student or interested in shaping the ways CBAA supports developing artists and a diverse field of practice, your voice is of specific importance.

The CBAA Board of Directors is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Transparency, and we invite nominees who share our commitment to build a more accessible, inclusive, and equitable organization. We are actively working to establish sustainable anti-racist initiatives that will hold space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI); LGBTQ+ and other marginalized voices in our organization and our field.


Participate in Board of Directors meetings every two months via Zoom Attend the annual meeting of the association (funding support is available for in-person meetings) The Board of Directors offers advice and direction to the activities of the association; their input and approval may be sought at any time deemed necessary by the president


Nominations are sought for the 2023-2025 term beginning in January 2023. Directors are elected for two (2) year terms at staggered intervals. No member may hold more than four (4) successive full terms as a director.


  • Learn the logistics of self-governance of a professional, non-profit organization
  • Guide the decision-making process of the organization
  • Advance your professional practice skills
  • Strengthen/build your resume
  • Network with professionals in your field
  • Serve your creative community

All CBAA members are invited to nominate candidates or self-nominate by emailing nominations to the Nominating and Membership Committee. Please email Karen Baldner, Vice Chair for Nominations, at by August 20, 2021. Nominees must be willing to serve.

Nominations should include the following information, which will be shared with the board:

  • Name of nominee(s)
  • Contact information
  • Institutional affiliation, if any
  • Interest in Board position
  • Brief statement of nominee’s qualifications by nominator

Nomination and Candidate Selection Procedures

The Nominating Committee requests nominations from the membership. Based on the nominations received and candidate interviews, the Nominating Committee determines the slate of nominees to present to the board for their individual consideration and vote. The Board votes on the preliminary slate. The preliminary slate is presented to the membership who may suggest additional nominees within thirty (30) days. The Nominating Committee shall make up to four (4) additional nominations at the request of at least two (2) percent of the membership. More information about Officers, committees, and the nomination and election process can be found in the CBAA Constitution and Bylaws.

Call to Action for Ukraine

We're initiating a call to action around what is happening in Ukraine. If you are working on art that expresses your feelings and thoughts about the conflict, please use the hashtag #bookartforukraine so we can find you and share your work. Also, we encourage you to donate to the charity of your choice.


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