Bookward Bound Bindery is owned and run by bookbinder and artist Elize de Beer. With its origins in South Africa and now settling within Cork, IE it is a contemporary bindery that collaborates with artists, writers, designers and all book lovers.

There is a strong focus on using traditional and archival bookbinding methods to ensure the longevity and durability of each book. These methods and techniques are then creatively explored to create unique contemporary books. From marbled paper, albums, pop-up books, classic dissertations and artist books; the bindery explores all the ways in which a book can take shape.


The bindery works with private clients and businesses to design once-off and small-run books of various styles as well as box enclosures, photo albums, menus, slipcases and portfolios. Every job is unique and all ideas are explored!

Each book is made using traditional bookbinding techniques with a contemporary approach.

The studio offers a range of Bookbinding and Paper Marbling workshops throughout the year. Sign up for the newsletter to find out about the upcoming workshops, product launches and sales.

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