Dear friends of the World Biennials of Art Bookbinding,
At this very special end of the year, the entire Biennale team hope you are in good health and wish you a New Year 2021 better than this year 2020 which has affected us all with this health crisis.
Given the situation, especially on the European and American continents, the board of directors has decided to postpone the competition and exhibition of bindings for one year, i.e. May 2022 for the return of the books and September 2022 for the exhibition.
We recognize the disappointment of bookbinders who wanted to complete their binding by 2021, but we have found that many workshops and schools have not been able to reopen for many months without knowing when operations will resume. So that all bookbinders can do their binding in good conditions, we will therefore slide the Biennials into even years.
You who have receives your book have an additional year to complete your binding. As for the members of the workshops ans schools, we want you to have the time to create a beautiful binding, without constrained by the dates of delivery of the books next May. You will have the necessary time to order your book and return it to us before May 15,2022.
We will be happy to see you again in Septembre 2022 for an even more beautiful exhibition in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse. Hopefully by then COVID-19 will be defeated throughout mankind.