Bookbindery Wilgenkamp

We are a artisanal bookbindery, established in Blokker, city of Hoorn in the Netherlands, since 1997. We bind one of a kind books or small editions for special occasions, thesis and graduation books, familybooks, collector books etc. We teach in our own bindery for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and fascinating craft.

Binding classes

We organise courses and workhops for beginners and experienced binders in groups of max. six people, so there is enough attention for everyone. We teach on request on location for (graphic art) schools, companies, organisations and private groups with a tailor made content.
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 will be a regular part of our workshop program starting in 2018.


Bookbinding is a modern craft that is still in development and 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.
If needed we can advise and help you choose the materiales and binding.
We only use materials of good quality so your book can last a lifetime.
We can also produce a box, slipcase or another form of (flexible) book or document protection.


If you are planning to print your own familybook, poems, thesis or dissertation, 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.
If needed we have a graphical designer available who can do the layout of your book and make it ready for printing if you are not able to do so.

Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet with our first guest teacher this year: Dario Zeruto
Date: Thursday 08 March 2018 at 19.00h
Location: Elbel Libro Fine Bookbinding in Amsterdam
Access: free
Please sign in before at: kieke or marja

During masterclasses we organise, if possible, a Meet & Greet moment with the guest teacher.
These Meet & Greets are free for everyone who is interested in books and paper and are organised in cooperation with Elbel Libro in Amsterdam.
You will be informed by our website and our newsletter.

The last update of this website occurred on 18 February 2018