Bookbindery Wilgenkamp

We are a artisanal bookbindery, since 1997 established in a beautiful space in Blokker, city of Hoorn, in the Netherlands, 45 kilometer above Amsterdam.
We bind one of a kind books and boxes or small edition
s for special occasions, tailor made.
In our bindery we organize bookbinding lessons for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and fascinating craft to keep the craft alive.

At this moment we are busy to create a new website that is ready for contemporary requirements. 

The job is almost done but we need some time to make it perfect again.

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Masterclasses, workshops, courses

We organise courses and workhops for beginners and experienced binders in groups of max. seven people, so there is enough attention for everyone.
As guest teacher we provide workshops on location for artschools, companies, organisations and private groups in your own workspace or in our bindery.
Since September 2011 we organise masterclasses with international well known and respected guest teachers. See the binding classes agenda.
We are Certified Elbel Libro Instructor, the 'Bookbinding out of the box' binding structures by Benjamin Elbel are a regular part of our workshop program.


Bookbinding is a modern craft that is still developping so we have a lot of opportunities to bind your book into a unique and handmade product.
The design, the color, the materials and the binding are determinative for the result.
We advise and help you to make a good choise.
We only use materials of good quality so your book can last a lifetime.
We also produce tailor made boxes, slipcases or another form of (flexible) book or document protection.


If you are planning to print your own book, please contact the bookbinder first!
We are happy to provide you with advice for the binding before you go to the printer.
After printing we love to bind your book.

Meet & Greet

During masterclasses we organise, if possible, a Meet & Greet moment with our guest teacher.
These Meet & Greets give everyone who is interested in books and paper the opportunity to meet the artists without sign in for a masterclass.
While masterclasses are mostly practical, during Meet & Greets you get the chance to listen what the visiting artists have to say and show about their work.
So come along, catch up with colleaques, honour the guest, join the debate and be reminded that bookbinding is great!
The Meet & Greets are organised in cooperation with Elbel Libro Bindery in Haarlem (near Amsterdam).
You will be informed by our website and our newsletter.

The last update of this website occurred on Tuesday 13 November 2018


© Marja Wilgenkamp 2018