Bookbinding is a nice hobby for people who have a knack for craft. Explore the article to know how to bind a book.
You may have lost lots of your authored poems or short stories just because you wrote them on papers, which got swept away carelessly by your roommates. Or, possibly you are among those who lost many a pages of their favorite novels, just because those were tattered. However, neither of these things would have happened, if you would have taken bookbinding seriously. You can make a compilation of your writings or keep your favorite classic novels intact, if you bind them.
Bookbinding is also a hobby for people who love to immerse in interesting craft works. Bookbinding is the process of assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper. Binding usually involves attaching covers to the resulting text-block. It is believed that the craft of bookbinding originated in ancient India, where religious scriptures were copied on to palm leaves with a metal stylus. Over sewing, sewing through the fold, double-fan adhesive binding, are popular methods of bookbinding. In olden times, only the most important books got the privilege to get bound. Chinese war master Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” is one of those most important and effective books which got bound for preservation. Papyrus (produced from the pith of the papyrus plant) rolls made book binding easier. By sixth century, Christian saints took the art of binding manuscripts to a very high standard. Later in tenth century, English monks brought the art of bookbinding to Europe. You may have been smitten by this rich history of bookbinding by now. If you would like to adopt it as a hobby, it would be very helpful if you know the procedure of book binding before you step into the process. Read on the article to know how to bind a book.
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