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October 11, 2006

Books & DVD’s on bookbinding

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 2:19 pm

Here is a basic list of books and DVDs on binding. Most local libraries should have copies of the books for you to check out before you buy them.

If you decide to purchase some of these items, please consider purchasing them through the links on this site as I get a small amount back from Amazon for each item purchased which goes towards keeping this site up and running.

Oldies but goodies:

Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction by Aldren Watson

Basic Bookbinding by AW Lewis

The Craft of Bookbinding by Manly Bannister

Creative Bookbinding by Pauline Johnson

Bookbinding: The Classic Arts and Crafts Manual by Douglas Cockerell

Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique by Edith Diehl

Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions From A Master Craftsman by Kojiro Ikegami

Books, Boxes & Portfolios: Binding, Construct and Design, Step-By-Step by Franz Zeier

Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide by Laura S. Young

Newer but with good info:

Hand-Made Books: An Introduction to Bookbinding by Rob Shepherd

Making and Keeping Creative Journals by Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott

Cover To Cover: Creative Techniques For Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums by Shereen LaPlantz

Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden

Making Journals by Hand: 20 Creative Projects for Keeping Your Thoughts by Jason Thompson

Making Books That Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist & Turn: Books for Kids to Make by Gwen Diehn

The Decorated Page: Journals, Scrapbooks & Albums Made Simply Beautiful by Gwen Diehn

The Decorated Journal: Creating Beautifully Expressive Journal Pages by Gwen Diehn

Keith Smith  offers books on non adhesive sewing techniques

If you want to delve into box making I highly reccommend purchasing a copy of this text:

Boxes for the Protection of Rare Books: Their Design&Construction (LC publications on conservation of library materials) by Don Etherington

DVDs :

Restoring The 1819 Atlas Peter Goodwin

The Springback Ledger Binding Peter Goodwin

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Jackie,

    Which of the above books would you recommend to start with…?


    Comment by Andrew — February 1, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

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