O’Reilly Senior Editor Brian Sawyer is the first author (of soon to be many) in our new series, Maker Press. His book, DIY Bookbinding, is now available in the Maker Shed. Based on an article that Brian wrote for MAKE Vol. 05, this ebook teaches you how to bind a book by first having you print it out, then showing you all the steps to bind it into a book:
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.
We’d love to hear from you if you give this a try. And we’ll give away a Maker’s Notebook to the first person to bind this and post a link to the images in the comments below.