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Bookbinding Books
Art and Craft of Handmade Books, The
Shereen LaPlantz
Lark 2001
ISBN 1579901808; $24.95

LaPlantz' latest book still has lots of creative ideas and beautiful illustrations, but was marred by poor editing. Visit her website for her version of the book.

Art of the Scrapbook
Diane Maurer-Mathison
Watson Guptill 2000
ISBN 0823010198; $24.95

Beautiful and atypical "scrapbooking" guide with lots of wonderful ideas.

Basic Bookbinding
A.W. Lewis
Dover 1957
ISBN 0486201694; $4.95

Traditional bookbinding manual.

Bookbinding for Book Artists
Keith A. Smith and Fred A. Jordan
Keith Smith Books 1998
ISBN 0963768255; $35.00

This book is subtitled, "Requiring no special tools or equipment," and indeed the three bindings covered in this book can be created using commonly found materials. An excellent introduction to binding. Start with this book before moving on to Smith's Non-Adhesive Binding series.

Books, Boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction and Design, Step-by-Step
Franz Zeier
Design Press 1983
ISBN 0830634835; $39.95

Covers tools, adhesives and a wide variety of binding methods.

Books, Boxes and Wraps: Binding and Building Step-by-Step
Marilyn Webberley and JoAn Forsythe
Bifocal Publishing 1994
ISBN 1886475008; $39.00

Includes instructions for palm leaf books, scrolls, single and multiple signatures, edge-sewn and accordians.

Bookworks
Sue Doggett
Watson-Guptill Pubns 1998
ISBN 0823004910; $27.95

Lots of different artist book structures.

Bookworks
Mary Maguire
Lorenz Books 2000
ISBN 0754804461; $16.95

A little crafty, but has some unusual structures.

Cover to Cover
Shereen LaPlantz
Lark 1995
ISBN 0937274879; $16.95

LaPlantz' wonderful first artist book manual. Lots of neat structures with beautiful illustrations.

Craft of Bookbinding, The
Manly Banister
Dover 1993
ISBN 0486278522; $7.95

Traditional bookbinding guide, with instructions for building a book press.

Creating Handmade Books
Alisa Golden
Sterling 1998
ISBN 0806988258; $17.95

Wonderful book with lots of structures and clear instructions.

Creative Bookbinding
Pauline Johnson
Dover 1990
ISBN 048626307X; $14.95

Combination of traditional bookbinding and artist book instructions.

Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction
Aldren A. Watson
Dover 1996
ISBN 048629157X; $9.95

Traditional binding handbook.

Handmade Book, The
Angela James
Storey Books 2000
ISBN 1580172563; $22.95

Some inventive structural ideas.

How to Clothbind a Paperback Book
Francis J. Kafka
Dover 1980
ISBN 0486238377; $2.95

Like the title says...

Innovative Bookbinding: Secret Compartments and Hidden Messages
Shereen LaPlantz
Press de LaPlantz 1997

Handbound artist's book with terrific structural ideas. LaPlantz is currently out of the book, but may reprint in the future. Worth looking for a used copy.

Japanese Bookbinding
Kojiro Ikegami
Weatherhill 1986
ISBN 0834801965; $34.95

THE book for Japanese binding techniques.

Making and Keeping Creative Journals
Suzanne Tourtillott
Lark 2001
ISBN 1579902146; $24.95

Lots of fun and unusual binding ideas.

Making Books and Journals
Constance E. Richards
Lark 2000
ISBN 1579900925; $14.95

Cute ideas with mostly clear instructions.

Making Books by Hand
Mary McCarthy and Philip Manna
Quarry 2000
ISBN 1564966755; $16.99

Excellent, clear instructions for book, box and portfolio structures.

Making Journals by Hand
Jason Thompson
Quarry 2000
ISBN 1564966763; $21.99

Amazing book of ideas and inspiration for art journaling. Not so much a binding book as an idea book.

Making Memory Books by Hand
Kristina Feliciano
Quarry 1999
ISBN 1564965856; $21.99

Lots of inventive structures and ideas for placing content.

Non-Adhesive Binding Volume I: Books without Paste or Glue
Keith A. Smith
Keith Smith Books 1991
ISBN 0963768204; $30.00

The first volume of Keith Smith's wonderful series on non-adhesive binding. Instructions may be a little difficult to follow for beginners.

Non-Adhesive Binding Volume II: 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings
Keith A. Smith
Keith Smith Books 1995
ISBN 0963768220; $30.00

The second volume of Keith Smith's wonderful series on non-adhesive binding. Instructions may be a little difficult to follow for beginners.

Non-Adhesive Binding Volume III: Exposed Spine Sewings
Keith A. Smith
Keith Smith Books 1995
ISBN 0963768247; $30.00

The third volume of Keith Smith's wonderful series on non-adhesive binding. Instructions may be a little difficult to follow for beginners.

Non-Adhesive Binding Volume IV: Smith's Sewing Single Sheets
Keith A. Smith
Keith Smith Books 2001
ISBN 096376828X; $30.00

The fourth volume of Keith Smith's wonderful series on non-adhesive binding. Instructions may be a little difficult to follow for beginners.

Structure of the Visual Book
Keith A. Smith
Keith Smith Books 1984
ISBN 0963768212; $25.00

Discussion of book design and composition.

Text in the Book Format
Keith A. Smith
Keith Smith Books 1989
ISBN 0963768239; $17.50

Sequel to Structure of the Visual Book. Discussion of book design and composition.

Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding, The
Arthur W. Johnson
Thames and Hudson 1978
ISBN 0500680116; $16.95

Traditional bookbinding manual.

Unbinding the Book: The Boundless Concertina
Barbara Harman
Paperworks 1999
$10.00

An absolutely wonderful self-published book by Barbara Harman! It is an accumulation of seven projects, including detailed instructions on how to fold a concertina. It includes suggestions for variations on each project and many illustrations. Email Barbara Harman directly for information on ordering.

Unique Handmade Books
Alisa Golden
Sterling 2001
ISBN 0806958138; $27.95

Another terrific selection of structures from Golden, and again the instructions are excellent.


 
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