Bookbindery Wilgenkamp

We are a artisanal bookbindery, since 1997 established in Blokker, city of Hoorn in the Netherlands.
We bind one of a kind books and boxes or small edition
s for special occasions, thesis and graduation books, familybooks, collector books etc.
In our bindery we organize bookbinding lessons for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and fascinating craft.

Last news: Meet & Greet with Jan Peter Zimmerlich, our guestteacher from Switzerland.

When:      Wednesday 26 September 2018
Where:     The new location of Elbel Libro Bookbinding in Haarlem, Tappersweg 12F, 2031 ET Haarlem
Time:       19.30-21.30h
Entrance:  € 5,- (all for the guestspeaker)
Tea and coffee provided, feel free to bring any drinks and snack you want to share.

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 with a tailor made content in your own workspace..
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.

If you want to enroll please send your name, adres, phonenumber and mailadres plus the course code you want to enroll for.
We use a waitinglist for lessons that are sold out in case someone has to cancel.
So don't hesitate to enroll for the waitinglist.

At the moment we have some problems with our English website and a bit with the Dutch site. The information on the Dutch site is ok but if you want to be sure the information is right, please contact us.
We are working on a update and renovation of this website to make it ready for contemporary requirements. That will take some time. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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.
If needed we can advise and help you choose the materiales and binding.
We only use regular and less regular 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 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.

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 Monday 17 September 2018