Anna van Rietschoten

I’m a bookbinder and always curious to learn new bindings and structures.

On September 1, 2018, I ‘introduced’ Anna In Paperland and started posting on Instagram. Three years later I started working fulltime as a bookbinder. For me, Anna In Paperland is about the magical wonderworld of paper, binding books and making boxes, exploring art — and a reference to one of my favourite books, Alice in Wonderland.


I graduated from the bookbinding college that is part of the Art & Design College in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I also had the privilege to attend a number of classes by master bookbinders.


Please feel free to contact me for your own unique handmade binding via info@annainpaperland.com. You are also very welcome to check out my Etsy shop: annainpaperland.etsy.com for ready to ship books!


Anna van Rietschoten | Anna in Paperland

Anna in Paperland is part of

Van Rietschoten Boeken
KvK 84014423

VNH member | Association for Professional Bookbinders

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  • International Box your Book competition, “Alice in Wonderland” was one of the 34 winning box designs chosen by the jury. Exhibited at
    Boekkunstbeurs – Book Art Fair, Leiden (NL) | 6, 7 November 2021
    OBA, Amsterdam (NL) | February, March 2022
    Museum Jan Boon, De Rijp (NL) | April 2022
    Bookbinding Centre, Echten (NL) | May, June 2022
    BplusC Cultural Library Leiden (NL) | July, August 2022
    Cultural Centre Scharpoord (BE) | September, October 2022
  • Bookbindchallenge II – Mooi Marginaal. Exhibited at Boekkunstbeurs – Book Art Fair, Leiden (NL) | 6, 7 November 2021
  • National bookbinding exhibition ‘The Promiss’, Hoorn (NL), winner of both the first prize and the audience award | 2019 – 2020


VOHB at Hilversum, Art & Design college Utrecht | 2019 – 2022
Classes by Wilma van Driel, bookbinder at Papyrus bookbindery | 2018 – 2020


Masterclass ‘Pixel binding’ by Benjamin Elbel (NL) | 2022
Workshop ‘Pleated hinge binding’ by Marja Wilgenkamp | 2022
Masterclass ‘Steck Album and Rod binding’ by Nadine Werner (DE) | 2021
Masterclass ‘Pianel’ by Benjamin Elbel (NL) | 2020
Workshop ‘A collection of stitches’ by Wilma van Driel (NL) | 2020
Workshop ‘Stabbindings’ by Karin & Saskia Jansen (NL) | 2019
Workshop ‘Dos rapporté’ by Marja Wilgenkamp (NL) | 2019
Workshop ‘Long-stitch travel book’ by Karin and Saskia Jansen | 2019
Workshop ‘Buttonhole stitch book’ by Bari Zaki (USA) | 2019
Masterclass ‘Bauhaus inspired Box design’ by Kylin Lee (CH) | 2019
Workshop ‘Driftwood binding’ by Rachel Hazell (Scot) | 2019
Workshop ‘Turning box’ by Jonna Cohen (NL) | 2019
Workshop ‘Ingenious foldings’ by Marja Wilgenkamp (NL) | 2019

Course ‘Typography’ by Bert Rigters (NL) | 2019