Kotba Calleja
Handmade Books & Paper Products


About Kotba Calleja



Life at the Bindery

Kotba Calleja is a small bindery based in Rabat (Malta) where we design and make books by hand using basic handtools and equipment.

The bindery is a studio and a laboratory where we collaborate with clients to design and make bespoke editions of books and paper products.

As an approved member of the Malta Crafts Council, Kotba Calleja takes pride in experimenting with contemporary materials and design principles while using age old techniques.



Meet the Maker

About Glen Calleja

Glen Calleja

Director of Kotba Calleja

Glen Calleja (b.1978) is a Maltese writer and book artist. His work often involves found content, alternative book structures and performative elements. Glen runs Kotba Calleja, is co-founder of Studio Solipsis and is the chairperson of the Hub for Excellence in the Literary Arts (HELA).




Our Services

Our Services

We love paper and everything we do starts with paper. From books to paper bowls and bookbinding workshops. Here you can find a full detailed list of everything we can offer you and more. The sky’s the limit.

Get in Touch

We love a good book project. Got a book or paper project in mind? Would you like to give a customised gift for someone special? Send us an email or give us a call and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to book a studio appointment.