Bibliography

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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 accordions.

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 Cloth Bind 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.