Middlesex Bindery is a full service hand bindery located in Lowell, Massachusetts.

We are open. Mostly.

We reopened on August 3. The building remains closed to the public.

Our hours continue to be dictated by the reduced MBTA schedule and are currently roughly 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Closed weekends. I’m trying to maintain a 4-day week, generally closed on Wednesdays but that varies by week.

In order to make sure I’m here and to assure everyone’s safety, during those hours, you must have an appointment to visit. An appointment can be made as little as ½ hour ahead. A properly worn mask is required to enter the building and the bindery.

No mask : no service.

All of this is subject to change, of course. Please stay safe and healthy.


While waiting to come out of lock down, I did an interview with Stepan Chizhov of iBookbinding.com .

Our services include:

  • hand bookbinding
  • book repair
  • paper repair
  • photo albums
  • guest books
  • portfolios
  • blank and custom journals
  • protective and decorative boxes
  • thesis binding – ask about our specials
  • ledgers
  • menu covers
  • individual and group classes

Hours of operation

With the current COVID-19 situation, we can no longer allow walk-ins. An appointment is required to insure only one visitor in the bindery at a time. The building remains closed to the public. Scheduling and appointment will make it possible for us to meet you at the door. Such is the state of the world.

Monday9:30 AM4:00 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM4:00 PM
Wednesday *Probably Closed
Thursday9:30 AM4:00 PM
Friday9:30 AM4:00 PM

An appointment is required.

Open studios are canceled for the foreseeable future.

Classes and Workshops

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Contact Us
e-mail: contact{at}middlesexbindery.com
telephone: 617-506-5725 (leave a message)
Facebook: MiddlesexBindery
Instagram: llysenw
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