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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

Special Book Arts Workshop Tutorials

General 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

Sewn Boards Binding Tutorial with DAS Bookbinding


Tutorial for making a hardcover, folder style portfolio with Kristi Warren

Tutorial for making a cloth hard cover, 4-flap portfolio with DAS Bookbinding.

Tutorial for making a cloth covered clamshell box with Jim Escalante