Welcome to Book Camp

Update 5 July 2021


With great regret, it will not be possible to hold Book Camp 2021.
Despite having rescheduled to August, delays and complications mean that Dragon Press Bindery's facilities will simply not be ready in time.
All those currently enrolled will be contacted personally to discuss further.

In the meantime, many apologies to everyone and Book Camp
will return in 2022.


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
Summer 2022
'Alphabook': letterpress printing
Summer 2022
All-in-one clamshell box
Summer 2022
Full leather binding
Summer 2022

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.