DIY Bookbinding

Bookbinding may well be a dying art in this digital age, but you can still learn how to do it yourself with this easy-to-follow ebook. In fact, you can reverse the course of evolution and convert this particular digital specimen into a durable, hand-stitched book that will last for generations. When you’re finished, this ebook will truly be “hands-on.”

O’Reilly Senior Editor Brian Sawyer takes you through the process with step-by-step instructions and scores of instructive photographs. All you need to bring to the table are a few simple materials—including magazines you’d like to preserve. Discover how simple, unmessy, fun, and satisfying binding books by hand can be.

  • Print the pages of this ebook or remove the existing cover from a magazine
  • Create signatures and prepare them for stitching
  • Glue the spine
  • Build and attach the cover boards
  • Cover the exterior and interior of the cover boards

About the Author
Brian Sawyer is a Senior Editor for O’Reilly Media, where he manages the Missing Manuals division. He has also served as lead editor for the company’s popular Hacks series, editor for Head First and Make: Books titles, and contributing editor to Craft magazine. When not writing or editing about technology, he uses it to help train for marathons (see Chapter 4 of Best Android Apps).

Book Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media / Make (July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449307698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449307691
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