Welcome to Book Camp

Book Camp & Covid-19

Update 12 March 2021

Please note new dates for 2021


In the light of government plans for coming out of lockdown, we have rescheduled this year's event
to August in hope this will make it possible for us to go ahead rather postponing once again.


Eight days of summertime immersive bookbinding, comprising four consecutive 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
21 - 22 August 2021
'Alphabook': letterpress printing
23 - 24 August 2021
All-in-one clamshell box
25 - 26 August 2021
Full leather binding
27 - 28 August 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.