The binding is an ancient craft, which is the need to hold together the written texts and that has evolved in different ways over the centuries, also according to the territory in which it was practiced. When we take care of your books by performing exclusively "bindings by hand," we restore and repair volumes reinventing the style and original technique.

What we can do for you

We create photo-albums, diaries, personal organizers,  etc ... with different types of binding, also Japanese, Coptic or crisscross technique of binding. By partnering with box factories and tailors craft, we provide boxes, cartons, tailored boxes and cases, lined with quality materials, combined with the content.

Our services

BOOKBINDINGS: - Professional collected volumes of bulletins - Magazines, newspapers, collected papers - Volumes of Notarial Acts Repertory - Repertory Lists - Dossiers for encyclopedias, Catalogs - Volumes in leather, fabric or by combining these materials in fine papers, printed in gold and dry; ................................................................. WE_RESTORE: - Volumes in consultation for Libraries and Archives - Old volumes, with differentiated measures according to the value of books and the customer’s needs; ................................................................. WE_PROPOSE PAPER INDUSTRY CREATIONS: · agendas · diaries · address books · briefcases · Photo albums signature books for guests and themed books (travel, recipes, etc ...) · Bookmarks, clipboards, cases,  etc ...

Our creations

We customize and offer a line of products especially designed for your gifts, both business and personal use.


In this section you will find a complete catalogue of special handmade works and many kind of binding available.


Modern  Bookbinding (Legatoria Moderna) participates frequently, with his works in exhibitions that highlight the products of handicraft excellence. In this section we offer a round up of some of the achievements presented in these exhibitions. The Workshop is registered  in the Confartigianato of Udine  Association  and as  an Artistic Head-Category (since December 2014) for the companies listed in the same province, the owner Eva Seminara was also in charge of the organization of some events.

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We are members of “Italia su misura” project

We are members of “Italia su misura” artistic crafts project. Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte is a non-profit association which currently gathers 18 Italian bank foundations. For over ten years, OmA has been committed to the protection and promotion of artistic crafts and grants a certification to the artisan workshops which have been acknowledged for excellence,  […]

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Friuli Doc 2015

10 – 13 September 2015 Piazza Matteotti Udine -Italy 21 ^ Edition The event offers a format that combines the promotion and enhancement of the products of the territory with their marketing. FRIULI DOC: wines, food, events, views it sums up the peculiarities of our region and it is precisely the winning and balanced combination […]

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Brigata Julia and Confartigianato Udine train Afghan craftsmen

2015 Project Camp Arena – Brigata Julia – Herat (Afghanistan) Eva Seminara is a proud member of Confartigianato supporting staff in the international artisan mission training Afghan craftsmen.   The four artisans at the service of Julia Alpine Brigade in Herat Photo by Messaggero Veneto Udine Brigata Julia and Confartigianato Udine train Afghan craftsmen Artisan […]

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Prime minister in Afghanistan

1 june  2015 Camp Arena – Brigata Julia – Herat (Afghanistan) In the last visit in  Afghanistan, Matteo Renzi italian Prime Minister signed handcrafted one-off guest book. A big format book (cm.47×34), with classical binding and wood cover with traditional Afghanistan carpets design by laser carving process.      Main Prime Minister Photo by:  LaPresse […]

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About us

  • 1966

    The start:

    The workshop was founded in 1966 by three women in the prestigious Brazzà's Palace

  • 1999

    In 1999 Eva and Loredana choose to get involved and detect the binding activity by the heir of the three ladies. The idea is to maintain and preserve jealously the craft atmosphere that it breathes entering, while adapting some equipment to the new regulations and adding a creative touch to furniture.

  • 2001

    A new approach:

    His entrepreneurial youth experience in Turin, alongside his father, and his humanistic studies, led Eve to live as a natural opportunity conducting this workshop in which the volumes come back to a new life. Then, day by day,the owner, Eva Seminara, wanted for this workshop a different connotation and made it "the art of bookbinding of Udine".

  • 2004

    Move closer to the book, starting from the meaning of its content, to respect it and cover it properly was the first approach. Then, little by little, baggage of technical knowledge was enriched, and looking for new and different solutions was the logical evolution. The chance to work with master craftsmen, to the highest level and from different backgrounds, and to be able to approach new materials has been a source of growth and renewal for the holder of Modern Bookbinding.

  • 2006

    For Eva the inspiration comes from the materials and different construction techniques that you need to apply for their use. Wood, steel, resin, upholstery fabrics in addition to the paper, the canvas and the classic leather combine and harmonize in many types of binding always creating new ideas, new objects. All products are unique or made in very small series, some are created specifically "tailored" for the customer, however, they are always strictly handmade.

  • 2014

    School Workshop in the Art and Craft Tradition:

    According to the regulation issued in May 2014 "a Workshop can be credited as a School-shop if it is registered as a craft enterprise, it is led by a master craftsman, whose expertise is officially recognized on the basis of experience and expertise, and it works in specific artistic and traditional areas, pledging to enhance and pass on, especially to the younger generation, knowledge and jobs."

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