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

We are kinda sorta open-ish

We are making efforts to slowly reopen. The building remains closed to the public.

I cannot promise to be open on any particular day or at any particular hour, and even then at reduced hours. If I run into any difficulty on the subway, train, or weather, I will not be open that day. The train is increasing its service to roughly once an hour, so my plan is that, on the days I am able to make it, I will be open at either 9:00 am or 10:00 am, and close at 3:00 pm or 4:30.

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:

  • 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.

Monday9:00 AM4:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM4:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM4:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM4:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM4:00 PM
An appointment is required.

Open studios are canceled for the foreseeable future.

Classes and Workshops

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