Meeting #3Word of BreizhÉric Poilpot
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Éric, bookbinder

This third interview takes us to Tréguier, to meet Eric, an artisan bookbinder with a passion for books and sharing skills.
Published on 25 March 2022

Parole de Breizh, invites you to discover the Pink Granite Coast through encounters with those who live Brittany, transform it, cultivate it. These ambassadors are craftsmen, artists, producers… but above all, inhabitants of the Trégor. They love the Pink Granite Coast and explain to you why cultivate the essential!”

Graduated from the graphic arts college Estienne, Eric Poilpot worked 10 years with renowned bookbinders in Paris.

He has been self-employed for 20 years and for the past 2 years, Eric has found his family ties by settling in Treguier.


His job

“There are not many of us doing this job,” explains the man who treats some 1,000 books a year for private individuals, bibliophiles or communities (civil registers, for example). All the books that are entrusted to him for restoration are sewn by hand, it is the only way to preserve the heritage and the written word.

Why this profession?

The choice of this profession is not by chance, he confides to us, “As a child, I was always surrounded by books.”

Its knowledge

To share this know-how, Eric Poilpot offers courses. In his workshop, one can meet private individuals, students from the Savina High School in Tréguier or young bookbinders that he accompanies in their professionalization.

Cultivating the essential

What does the phrase “Cultivate the Essential” inspire in your business?

“It’s a form of wisdom to better grasp the notion of time.”

His workshop

Relieur d'art : un métier passion
Relieur d'art : un métier passion
Relieur d'art : un métier passion
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Eric's workshop

Artisan bookbinder, Eric Poilpot offers you his know-how in the realization, the manufacturing, the creation, the restoration of all your books and documents, from the XVth to the XXIst century, with the techniques, methods and noble materials corresponding to your works and to your needs.

Possibility of courses, training courses and discovery sessions.

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