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MEMBERSHIP

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JOIN US TO WRITE, WORK & PRINT

The Bindery provides 2,000 square feet of workspace for Milwaukee's creatives, writers, printers and book-folk. Membership is your key to the castle, whether you're looking for a casual place to plop with a computer, or a fully equipped bindery and print shop to call your own.

Membership is a core way to connect with community, expand your own practice, and find inspiration in a synergistic work environment. Join us!

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YOUR SPACE
TO CREATE.

ALL MEMBERSHIPS START AT JUST

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$40 per month

With no rolling commitment, and an à la carte menu to custom build your workspace experience how you want it.

Add the time, space, and equipment you need on a month-by-month basis as your project work flows from ideation to completion all under one roof.

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YOUR $40 MEMBERSHIP AT THE BINDERY INCLUDES:

3 days of access.

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High speed wifi

Locally roasted coffee

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Large, inspiring workspace

PLUS:

- 10% off Bindery events and programs.

- 10% off Anchor Press shop access.

- Private, all-gender restrooms.

- Free on-street parking.

- Chance to sell items in our retail area.

STEP ONE: JOIN

Bindery membership gives you 3 days of access to our beautiful coworking space including free local coffee, an hour of private meeting room time, lightening-fast wifi, and a network of other local creatives.

 

Ideal for writers, designers and other creative folk who want quiet, professional workspace without a stuffy vibe. Get out of that home office: your cat needs some alone time.

$40/mo

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STEP TWO: CUSTOMIZE

Add monthly options that suit your needs. All our members are a little different: The Bindery is here to flex and accommodate your workflow.

Add time, equipment use, trainings and event space on a month-to-month basis after joining. 

$5-$310

BUILD A PLAN THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU.

All Bindery members pay the same low monthly cost for standard access ($40), but you can choose to add any perk from our à la carte menu, below.

Each option may be combined with others and changed on a month-to-month basis.

 

Note: many options require trainings, which are held once or twice a month: please plan ahead to make sure you sign up with time to get certified on the equipment you'd like to use!

Add on menu
Add-On
Description
Required Training?
Price
Details
Extra days
Add days of space access (as many as you like)
No
$10/day
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Meeting room use
Hourly use of our private meeting room
No
$5/hour
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Self Service Risography
Bookable, walk-up Riso Printing (and more!)
Yes
$20/month
Click here for details
Self Service Laser Printing
Bookable time with our Hi-Res Xerox C9065
Yes
Per print
Click here for details
Letterpress Equipment Use
Bookable use of our three presses (and more!)
Yes
$30/month
Click here for details
Residency
3 month commitment: 24/7 access to everything!
Yes
$80/mo
Click here for details
Private Studio
24/7 access to your own studio space (and more!)
No
$310/month
Click here for details
Bindery Equipment Use
Cutting, folding, and binding equipment
Yes
$10/month
Click here for details
Foil Stamping
Use of the Kwikprint foil stamper
Yes
$10/month
Click here for details
Private Event Rental
Use The Bindery to host something special
No
[varies]
Click here for details

QUICK-GLANCE COST EXAMPLES*

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I'm a writer, graphic designer or other digitally-based creative...

I want to use The Bindery to sit and do computer work while sipping free coffee and seeing other humans. I don't need to make anything tangible, but I occasionally have a Zoom meeting I'd like to take in a private room.

$40/mo for base membership

$5/hr for meeting room use

I want to use the Risograph to make posters occasionally...

I am an artisan and I'd like to print some work using bearbear's Risograph and their vast ink collection. I prefer a self-service system where I can book time on the machine and just go for it!

$40/mo for base membership

$20/mo for Risography add-on

*One time training fees apply. See details in menu.

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I'm a zine, chapbook, or simple booklet maker...

I want to create booklets that are folded and stapled that mix Risography and laser printing. I need time in the space to do all the printing, assembly and final trimming!

$40/mo for base membership
$20/mo for Risography add-on

(Bindery equipment use is included in the above)
Per-print fee for laser printing
*One time training fees apply. See details in menu.

I'm a bookbinder making journals and photobooks...

I need space to work, hand tools, and paper/board cutting equipment, but I don't need to print anything. All my items use blank or pre-printed sheets I'll provide myself.

$40/mo for base membership
$10/mo for bindery equipment use

*one time training fees apply. See details in menu.

I'm an artisan with long-term learning goals
and/or a complex, advanced project...

I want to work in print or book arts as a core practice and need constant access to tools, equipment, and a passionate community! I hope to do some Riso, letterpress, laser prints, and work at The Bindery long-term.

$40/mo for base membership
$80/mo for Residency
*One time training fees apply. See details in menu.

I'm an author looking for quiet, private space to focus on my work...

I am working on a novel or poetry collection and want a writer's studio outside of my home where I can really focus. 24/7 access is important to me b/c I'm a night owl who writes best in the evening!

$40/mo for base membership

$310/mo for private studio and 24/7 access

*SPECIAL PRICING

In order to promote access, diversity, and equity in the book arts, The Bindery offers 10% off trainings and all equipment-based add-ons including residencies. This discount applies to those who self-identify as any of the following:

  • Humans who identify as Black, Brown, POC, BIPOC, or non-white.

  • Students enrolled in a full or part time college program within a related field.

  • Recent graduates from a related program (within one year of graduation).

  • Humans who are our respected elders: those 65 or older.


This discount is self-selecting: please let us know if you would like it to apply.

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We can't wait to see you around the shop, writing your next poem, designing a book, or creating wonderful prints!

Not quite sure if membership is right for you, or what the next step should be?

No problem. We're happy to discuss your needs and help make the process smooth and easy. Please be in touch with questions or thoughts.

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