How to Make Books : Fold, Cut and Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-kind Book, Hardback

How to Make Books : Fold, Cut and Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-kind Book Hardback

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From pamphlets and zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, "How to Make Books" will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking.

Whether you're a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K.

Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder.

Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 110 photographs
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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  • Category: Book & paper crafts
  • ISBN: 9780307353368



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The coolest thing to happen to paper is to become a book. I've been infected with paperlove, and I want to make books everywhere. My students think I'm crazy, but the instructions are so easy, that it's impossible to stop making little books. I am enjoying the learning experience, and I haven't had to travel to an expensive workshop. If you think you'd like to try to work with paper arts, then you should give this book a try.

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Really good for teaching simple and funky book-making, especially children and teenagers. Excellent diagrams and good typography.

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