THE BINDERY IS A CREATIVE LABORATORY FOR BOOK, PRINT, AND LITERARY ART IN MILWAUKEE.
We've saved Milwaukee's last remaining, traditional book bindery and transformed it for a new generation of creatives.
Our 8,000 sq/ft facility houses writers studios, coworking & retail, plus an old school bindery, micro-press, & metal type foundry.
It's all here for you to use on a membership or rental basis.
We're also here to repair your book, print your zine, publish your poems, host your class, or just manage the shared space, tools and knowledge for you to do it all on your own.
The Bindery works with individuals as well as organizations of all sizes to help preserve a tangible art practice, while focusing on empowerment and justice through print and narrative forms.
We're located in the historic Wisconsin Book Bindery building, a former family business for over 70 years. We gut-renovated the failing structure, restored the century-old equipment, and modernized the industrial landmark to be an innovative new hub for the next generation of book artisans and writers.
Collaboration lies at the heart of The Bindery's mission. As a group of in-house creatives we work both together and individually to provide resources to the community, and foster a safe, diverse, and collectively-visioned workhub for Bindery members.
PLEASE REACH OUT
We'd love to help bring your next project to life.
Open for members and by appointment:
Mon, Tues, Weds, Friday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
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