Welcome to Book Camp

Book Camp & Covid-19

Update 30 June 2020

Sadly, Book Camp 2020 had to be cancelled. The intended programme of workshops will instead take place at Book Camp 2021, 5-13 June.
We look forward to meeting in happier times.



Eight days of summertime immersive bookbinding, comprising four two-day workshops with a celebratory BBQ on the final Saturday evening.
Enrolment is flexible on an individual basis: come for just one class; return for another; stay for all...
Book Camp’s founders are bookbinding and book conservation professionals who have established this educational venture as a response to the ever-increasing need for continuing professional development for binders and conservators, in an age when formal learning opportunities are becoming scarce.

By gathering over eight days, we hope that our four intensive workshops held together will benefit those wishing to expand their bookbinding skills and techniques, with participants enjoying a unique experience of learning and exchanging ideas, immersed in the craft.

We will share meals (included in the registration fee) and enjoy informal presentations in the evenings, followed by time around the camp fire.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

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Roman wax tablet
5 - 6 June 2021
'Alphabook': letterpress printing
7 - 8 June 2021
All-in-one clamshell box
9 - 10 June 2021
Full leather binding
11 - 12 June 2021

The Book Camp founders

Michael Burke
Dieter Räder
Philippa Räder
Dominic Riley

Camping & other options

Book Camp participants are invited to pitch their tents for free in the grounds near the studio to bring a unique summer camp feel to the event. To find out more about camping
click here.

For those preferring to stay indoors,
click here for details of local B&B accommodation.