Little Book of Bookmaking: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Beautiful Handmade Books


By Charlotte Rivers

Crafters, artists, writers, and book lovers can't resist a beautifully handbound book. Packed with wonderfully eclectic examples, this book explores the intriguing creative possibilities of bookmaking as a modern art form, including a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments. Featured techniques include everything from Coptic to concertina binding, as well as experimental page treatments such as sumi-e ink marbling and wheat paste.

In addition to page after page of inspiration from leading contemporary binderies, Little Book of Bookmaking includes a practical section of 21 easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials. Over 30 bookmakers are featured in this concise publication, which promotes appreciation of hand bookbinding as an art form unto itself.

Includes an introduction by Esther K. Smith (Purgatory Pie Press)

Published by Potter Craft, 2014

Hardcover, 176 pages, full color offset, 7 × 7.5 inches

ISBN: 978-0-77-043514-1

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