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A Book Arts Booklist.


Grown Ups Enjoy Reading, Also., Digital ID 1153349, New York Public LibraryIf you were one of the nearly 80 crafty book artists-in-training who came out for Handmade Crafternoon last weekend, thanks for joining us as we folded and glued and cut our way to unusual pop-up paper garland book structures.  And speaking of books, a number of guests asked about getting a list of the Library books I brought along for browsing that day.  Your wish is my command.  Here are the titles I gathered to inspire us; each title links to its record in the Catalog, so you'll know where to go to see it yourself.  Enjoy!

Books about making books:

Books about paper folding and sculpture:

Generally inspiring and informative books:


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Another suggestion for book-making books

Great post Jessica! Might I also suggest Franz Zeier's <i>Books, Boxes, and Portfolios: binding, construction, and design step-by-step</i> -Fletcher

online DIY bookmaking manual

Also, you can download a great (free) DIY bookmaking manual here: There are descriptions and illustrations of how to bind several different types of book!

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