Bookspots - Belgium – Bookbinding out of the box

Bookspots - Belgium


       Bibliotheca Wittockiana                                      
       23 Rue du Bemel
       1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

This is the only museum in the world devoted (almost) exclusively to the art of fine bookbinding. On display: milestones in the history of bookbinding, contemporary bindings, temporary bookbinding shows and more surprisingly...a collection of baby rattles from around the world.


       Plantin Moretus Museum                                    
       Vrijdagmarkt 22
       2000 Antwerp

This museum is part of the Unesco world heritage and a printing plant and publishing house dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. They have the two oldest printing presses in the world. In the Max Horn room you will find the art of bookbinding from 13th - 18th century. *Recommended by Toon Van Camp

       Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library                                       
       Hendrik Conscienceplein 4
       2000 Antwerp

The library for Dutch literature, the history of Antwerp and Flemish cultural heritage. *Recommended by Toon Van Camp


       72 Rue Mignot Delstanche
       1050 Brussels

A supplier of top quality leather and a quirky place to visit- you may be asked to take off your shoes.

       Chaussee de Charleroi 149
       1060 Brussels

A chain of art supply stores throughout Belgium with a great selection of papers.

       La Route du Papier                             
       Mimosalaan 83
       1150 Brussels

Specialised in materials for conservation and bookbinding supplies. *Recommended by Toon Van Camp



      Atelier du Livre de Mariemont
Musee Royal de Mariemont                                   
      Chaussée de Mariemont, 100
      7140 Morlanwelz

Center for book-arts in the beautiful setting of Musee Royal de Mariemont. They organise interesting workshops, there is a wonderful library with precious design bindings and the park is amazing. Every year in Autumn they organise the 'Marché du livre', a book-art fair.  


       Bookbinding Fair                                    
       't Bau-Huis
       Slachthuisstraat 60
       9100 Sint Niklaas

Annual one-day Bookbinding fair.




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