Photo courtesy of J.M. Vavrek Photography

We're a historic bindery, redesigned by the book and literary arts community, for the community.

We're a shared work hub. 
We're a center for writers.
We're a book-lovers' haven.
we're a home for words:

Your words.


The Bindery is a pending 8,000 sq/ft facility to be shared by a growing community of members. We believe in synergy via proximity: the power of togetherness and are home to shared desks, tools, event space, machinery, private studios, comfy seating, materials, wifi, member-retail, storage...and yes, even coffee.

In addition to our membership space, The Bindery also houses a book binding services department, community workshops and programming, and produces Milwaukee Zine Fest annually. We are proud of our history as the former Wisconsin Book Bindery, a local family-owned business for over 50 years.