The book Non Adhesive Binding, Volume I -- Books Without Paste or Glue
by Keith A. Smith, 1991, is the definitive printed source for the long-stitch
bookbinding method and many of its variants.
The following material on bookbinding hass been made available by others
on the world wide web:
- The Catholic
University of America Libraries Guide to the Book Arts and Book History
- This is a good general index!
- Conservation OnLine
- The Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries offers a
full-text database of book conservation information intended for conservation
professionals. This includes a good online
of bookbinding terminology.
All of the following offer lists of web-based book-arts resources in addition
to their listings of course offerings and presentations of scholarly work.
- The University of Iowa
Center for the Book
- An interdisciplinary program on the book arts and the history and impact
of the book.
- The University of Alabama
Book Arts Program
- The School of Library and Information Science at the University of Alabama
offers a MFA in Book Arts. Their web site offers good information on this
program and an excellent directory of other online resources.
- Center for Book Arts
- The catalog of the center founded by Richard Minsky, including courses
offered, a list of works in the book arts by various artists offered for sale,
and a general description of the center.
- Minsky Online Home Page
- An exhibit of the art bookbinding work of Richard Minsky, including both
books and non-book objects made using bookbinding techniques.
- Paul Thompson's
- This blog contains numerous useful tutorials, discussions,
and the occasional delightful digression.
Summers' Bookbinding Tutorial.
- This tutorial contains complete instructions for creating a
simple hard-cover book. Summers' method is not as complex as traditional
case bindings, but it is still fairly durable, making effective use
of modern products such as fusible webbing.
- A dealer in handmade, small press and unusual books, with a web site
that features links to a very wide variety of other book-arts web sites.
Thomson-Shore Virtual Book Factory
- Thomson-Shore is a commercial
short-run book manufacturer that has put together a decent WWW-based tour of
their facilities, illustrating typical production methods used for modern
commercially produced hardback and paperback books.
- A commercial firm wiuth 8 regional binderys around the United States
as well as a division specializing in book and paper conservation services
and a division specializing in document reproduction.
- BookMakers International
A source of supplies, tools and equipment for book conservation, papermaking
- Akkra Inc.
- A source of bookbinding tools