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

We are open

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.

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

A couple months ago, I revisited with the iBookbinding.com guys for a chat on their Bookish Talk podcast.

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

The building has aligned with the Commonwealth’s COVID mandates which means that masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are required for unvaccinated, please be considerate. The doors to the building remain locked on Mondays and Tuesdays, so you will need to call to gain access, but the building is open. Hours are still dictated by the reduced MBTA schedule meaning we cannot be open on weekends.

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

While appointments are no longer required, it’s a good idea to call first.

Classes and Workshops

We hope to restart classes in September, COVID and MBTA permitting. Join the mailing list, below, and expect an announcement over the summer.

Join our mailing list to keep up-to-date on our classes. Classes are suspended for the foreseeable future. But sign up for news anyway.

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Contact Us
e-mail: contact{at}middlesexbindery.com
telephone: 617-506-5725 (leave a message)
Facebook: MiddlesexBindery
Instagram: llysenw
Google business: Middlesex Bindery
See Contact Us for directions and mailing address.