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Book Arts

A source for bookbinding and printing instructions, videos and links to resources regarding book production, history, culture and art.

Anatomy of a Book

Abe Books Explains the Parts of a Book

Instructions and Tutorials for Making Books

Folded or glued books

3 books each made from one sheet of paper

4 books made from strips of paper folded accordion style

Sewn Books—1,2 or 3 Sections (thinner, simpler books)

3 hand sewn pamphlets of different colors

Sewn Books—More than 3 Sections (thicker, more complex books)

3 hand sewn books with soft covers and exposed sewing on the spine

Hand sewn book with limp leather cover and exposed spine sewing

Enclosures