1. To teach hand bookbinding techniques that will help the amateur bookbinder construct hardcover books for the purpose of preserving invaluable family papers such as personal letters, creative poems, original stories, or private diaries.
2. To teach hand bookbinding techniques that will help the amateur bookbinder repair damaged or worn books.
To purchase a kit, click on the 'Kit' page.
To purchase a guide, click on the 'Guide' page.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND ON THIS WEB SITE?
HISTORY PAGE: You will learn that the first books were clay tables, dating back to 3800 BC. By the end of the 19th Century, modern bookbinding techniques were perfecterd into a fine art.
PARTS OF A BOOK PAGE: You will learn that in bookbinding terms, the outer part of a book is the Case, and the inner part of a book is the Book Block.
DEFINITIONS PAGE: You will see photographs and read descriptions of bookbinding supplies and bookbinding materials.
CONSTRUCT YOUR BOOK PAGE: You will learn hand bookbinding techniques and actually begin to construct your own hardcover book.
SUPPLIES PAGE: You will be able to see what bookbinding materials and bookbinding supplies are available for purchase.
CONSTRUCTION KIT PAGE: You will see what you receive when you purchase the hand bookbinding kit.
GUIDE PAGE: You will learn that the Illustrated Guide includes the twelve hand bookbinding technique steps to construct your own hardcover book.
ABOUT US: You will learn how Bookbinding For Beginners Began when a frustrated Sonny Lerner couldn't find any company to bind one copy of his book.