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Books & DVD's on Bookbinding

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

Make Your Own Books and Boxes by Peter Baumgartner

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

Box making:

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.

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

Making Memory Boxes: Box Projects to Make, Give, and Keep by Barbara Mauriello

DVDs :

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.

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