Photo courtesy of J.M. Vavrek Photography

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. Together.

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


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 will be home to shared desks, tools, event space, machinery, private studios, comfy seating, materials, wifi, member-retail, storage...and yes, even coffee.

Our membership space is being built out, but The Bindery currently offers bookbinding and other related services, community workshops and programming, and produces Milwaukee Zine Fest annually. Reach out if you’d like to work with us on an event or collaboration, and follow our social media for regular updates.

We are proud of our history as the former Wisconsin Book Bindery, a local family-owned business for over 50 years.