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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Boektotaal

Boektotaal -

Boektotaal is a bookbinding and restoration workshop located in the Bookbinding Centre in Echten (Dr.). Boektotaal specializes in giving various bookbinding-related workshops and courses (also on location), and sells everything in the field of manual bookbinding, such as various tools, decorative paper, folding legs, bookbinding glue, and linen for covering a book.


Aaldert de Lange’s upbringing was steeped in a passion for books and bookbinding. By age 11, he was already assisting his parents in selling books at their antiquarian bookshop. Observing that his father’s book repairs using Bison sealant often hindered the books from opening, Aaldert began learning the art of bookbinding. In addition to conducting workshops and offering bookbinding materials and tools, he executes book repairs at the Bookbinding Centre in Echten.


Tanja Rakic has actively engaged in offering courses and workshops in the field of bookbinding for more than 20 years. Additionally, she enjoys arranging bookbinding-related events and trips, including organizing a workshop at Berne Abbey and participating in the Bookbinding Fair in Sint-Niklaas (B).


During the festival, Boektotaal will host several workshops. For example, you can make a booklet with Japanese binding, a medieval folding almanac or a booklet with a decorative binding called ‘the rope‘.

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