Every spring there is a Bookbinders’ Fair in Belgium. It was started more than 20 years ago in Antwerp and is held in the nearby town of Sint-Niklaas.
More than 20 years ago Karli Frigge a renowned Dutch bookbinder and paper marbler started a new fair for bookbinders in Belgium. There is a long tradition of bookbinding and papermaking in this part of Europe. There also is a tradition of bookbinding fairs in the Netherlands. However, this new event started as a tiny thing in a back room of a cafe in Antwerp. Continue reading →