Museum of the Bible is proud to announce
the founding of the Society of Bible Craftsmanship (SoBC)
The Society of Bible Craftsmanship celebrates beauty, creativity, and innovation in the field of Bible publishing. The society’s mission is to nurture and highlight excellence in the industry, and to help the general reader discover and appreciate all that goes into the finest examples of Bible craftsmanship—in all languages, in all media.
A central task of the society will be to periodically gather and exhibit new Bible publications from around the world. The society’s awards program will recognize the finest work in a broad range of categories, with winners exhibited at Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. Visit the Annual Awards Program page for award details and to submit a Bible for consideration.
The Bible is the most important book ever to be published, and also one of the most challenging in terms of design and production. Today the innovation displayed in meeting these challenges is at an all-time high. In partnership with publishers and industry professionals, the society will host events and virtual seminars through Museum of the Bible to explore every aspect of craftsmanship, illuminating the work of translators and editors, designers and typographers, printers and bookbinder, and many other contributors to the production process. The society’s e-newsletter will also showcase the best writing on Bible craftsmanship.
Through the Society of Bible Craftsmanship, Museum of the Bible hopes to promote the flourishing of contemporary Bible publishing and reading.