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Artisan Books in Barcelona

Written by Rachel G

For book lovers, artisan books are very special. The care and detail that goes into bookbinding create a final product that’s simply incomparable to what you would normally purchase in a bookstore. If you’re looking for artisan books made by hand here in Barcelona, here are some of the best places in the city to find them.

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In the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample district, Naikare is a bookbinding business owned by artisan bookbinder Mercè Capell. Her love of reading, writing, and books pushed her to open her own artisan book business for those who love paper books. At Naikare, customers can browse a unique selection of handcrafted books in a variety of colors and sizes. They use many different bookbinding techniques and different types of paper and covers, so each individual customer can find the exact book that suits his or her needs. They even do book repairs if you’ve got a special book that needs some care. If you’re interested in learning the craft of bookbinding, you can enroll in one of the 3-hour bookbinding workshops offered at Naikare. Participants will learn how to make beautiful books by hand right in their own homes without any expensive machinery.

Address: Carrer de Roger de Flor, 142, 08013 Barcelona

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Encuadernaciones Sánchez

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Located in Poblenou, Encuadernaciones Sánchez has more than forty years of experience in the bookbinding business. They’ve done several projects with big agencies and universities in both bookbinding and restoration. They provide unique designs and personalizations for any book, with a variety of covers, paper types, sizes, and styles to choose from. The bookbinders at Encuadernaciones Sánchez focus on both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of all the books they create as they combine traditional methods with new innovations and trends in bookbinding to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Address: Carrer de Pere IV, 78, 08005 Barcelona

Although electronic books are becoming more and more popular these days, paper books have a certain charm that could never be replaced. Artisan books go even one step further, celebrating the traditional art of making books by hand. If you’re looking for a special book or a unique gift for a friend, these artisan bookbinders in Barcelona are sure to provide exactly what you have in mind.

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About the author

Rachel G

Originally from the United States, Rachel has been living in Spain since 2014. After two years in Madrid, she moved to Barcelona in 2016 to pursue her passions in writing and photography. She spends her free time enjoying life in beautiful Barcelona and traveling around Europe as much as possible.

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