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.
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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
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. TourtillottMake Your Own Books and Boxes by Peter Baumgartner
Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden
Making Journals by Hand: 20 Creative Projects for Keeping Your Thoughts by Jason Thompson
Keith Smith offers books on non adhesive sewing techniques
Boxes for the Protection of Rare Books: Their Design&Construction (LC publications on conservation of library materials) by Don Etherington. If you want to delve into box making I highly reccommend purchasing a copy of this text.
Making Memory Boxes: Box Projects to Make, Give, and Keep by Barbara Mauriello
Eden Workshops - For the past 20 years they have been running the Eden Workshops website which is devoted to the craft of hand bookbinding and its related crafts. They place a lot of emphasis on teaching and carry 17 video DVD tutorials, plus a range of free manuals.
Restoring The 1819 Atlas Peter Goodwin - An excellent DVD that walks the viewer through the repair of an old atlas. Many useful tips and techniques are discussed.
The Springback Ledger Binding Peter Goodwin - If you've ever wanted to make a springback style binding, this DVD takes you through the process from start to finish.The Leather Bound Book Peter Goodwin
Bookbinding: A Traditional Technique This is a good basic video for beginners.