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Bookbinding Structures

This guide provides instructional videos for non-complex bookbinding structures that can be adapted for class projects and for individual book arts projects. The guide includes a list of print sources that readers can consult for other bookbinding structu

Welcome to Bookbinding!

This guide contains a list of a few books that instruct the reader about the principles of bookbinding. Some of the authors are book artists, and their books will hopefully provide some ideas for creative projects, whether they are class projects or individual book art projects. Several of these books are available through the Libraries, and the rest are available from online booksellers and bookshops.  Use the Prospector link in the Library Catalog to find libraries that have copies of books that are not at CU Boulder.

The page of video tutorials has three videos that demonstrate some basic book structures that can be adapted for class assignments or artists’ books.

Local and online art suppliers sell tools and materials for bookbinding.

Rare and Distinctive Collections


Classroom: Norlin M350B

Reading Room: Norlin E1B43



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