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[BKARTS] Bookbinding Manuals and Education

There is a growing bibliography of bookbinding manuals on the Book Arts Web
at <http://www.philobiblon.com/bibliography-bookbinding.htm>. A use is that
I have basically included the tables of content for the books so that one
gets a sense of level and what is included. Many of the titles are
antiquarian and available through Oak Knoll (A great source for books of
this type) or other antiquarian dealers via Bookfinder
<http://www.bookfinder.com>, which also finds titles at Oak Knoll. Those
are still in print can be found at bookbinding suppliers such as Talas,
Bookmakers, John Neal Books, and Amazon/Barnes & Noble.

For absolute beginners I recommend "Books, Boxes, and Portfolios" by Franz
Zeier. It is very clear, has good diagrams, and assumes very few tools.

For learning though, nothing beats taking classes. There are plethora of
education resources located on the Book Arts Web at
<http://www.philobiblon.com/programs.htm>. Especially check out the Guild
of Book Workers Study Opportunities List at

Hope this helps.



Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator
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