The term 'book arts' is used to describe handcrafted books of all types. When we think of books, the standard case binding is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Those are the books that you find in libraries and book stores everywhere. They have a charm and richness all their own. This book is a must for everyone who loves the creativity of paper. Learn how to make books from scratch with this "how-to" guide and idea book. The binding process is broken down into simple terms with an abundance of clear illustrations and diagrams. All the most popular bindings are featured... piano hinge and accordion, stab binding, concertina and more! Ingenious closures, beads, papers, and personal treasures highlight every project. The book arts world is waiting for your creativity, so let it fly!