Other Resources

Part of the Bookbinding Tutorial
by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science

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:

General Resources

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 dictionary of bookbinding terminology.

Academic Programs

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 Bookbinding Blog.
This blog contains numerous useful tutorials, discussions, and the occasional delightful digression.

Sheila 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.

Superlative Books
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.

The 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.

Information Conservation, Inc.
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 and bookbinding.

Akkra Inc.
A source of bookbinding tools