Artisan bookbinders

Category: Shopping April 19, 2022

Encuadernación Camacho. © Álvaro López del Cerro

We can find some of Madrid’s master artisans working among leather, papyrus scrolls, book looms, and presses, determined to make the hands of time stand still as we turn the pages of the books they bind. Madrid is home to book presses where age-old hand-binding techniques are used to make truly unique editions. These guardians of history also restore a range of literary gems.