Welcome to Book Camp

Fourth time lucky!

Our thrice-postponed programme has been rescheduled:
Book Camp 2022 will take place 4-11 June

Please see the class information page for details

An annual summertime intensive, comprising four consecutive two-day workshops in bookbinding and related fields.
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 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. There will be a celebratory BBQ on the final evening.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

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Roman wax tablet
4-5 June 2022
'Alphabook': letterpress printing
6-7 June 2022
All-in-one clamshell box
8-9 June 2022
Full leather binding
10-11 June 2022

The Book Camp founders

Michael Burke
Dieter Räder
Philippa Räder
Dominic Riley

Camping & other options

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
click here.

Book Camp
Ynyswen, Nantgaredig,
Carmarthen, SA32 7PG
@ 2021 Book Camp