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

Our way forward

As you know, the Governor of Massachusetts has issued “stay at home” instructions. A bindery is not considered “essential” so we are closed. The last day we were open was March 16.

I was able to bring a few things home that don’t require equipment, so I’m able to do a few things, but the vast majority of the work in the shop is at a dead stop.

When we re-open, I will send an e-mail to everyone with outstanding work. To the extent that I can, I will re-arrange work to try to make any deadlines that have not already passed. There are a few jobs that were due at the end of March, and few that were due for Easter. Obviously, that won’t happen. I will follow up with each of you to figure out a way forward.

There may be some of you that decide not to have the work done for one reason or another, and that’s okay. For those of you who do want to continue, please remember that everything will be delayed by at least the length of the closure.

Even though income has dropped to zero and expenses remain the same, the bindery will survive. All I ask is for your patience.

Stay healthy,


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

Tuesday9:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM4:00 PM


As a member of the Western Avenue Artist Association, we participate in Open Studios on the first Saturday of every month. Please visit us.

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| Middlesex Bindery * 122 Western Avenue, Box 147 * Studio A-314 * Lowell, MA 01851 | 617-506-5725 (leave message) | email: contact{at}middlesexbindery.com | chat: Keybase.io