How to book bind

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What glue should I use to bind a book?

My Personal Choices for Book Repair Glue

I prefer to use a PVA (polyvinyl acetate) white glue. Elmer’s makes a glue called Elmer’s Craft Bond, an acid-free, flexible-drying product. I absolutely recommend this glue for repairing every-day, well-loved books.

How do you professionally bind a book?

  1. Step 1: Stack Your Paper Neatly in (at Least 4) Piles of 8 Sheets. …
  2. Step 2: Fold Each Stack in Half. …
  3. Step 3: Unfold the Paper and Turn Over. …
  4. Step 4: Staple the Pages Together. …
  5. Step 5: Glue the Binding Onto the Folios. …
  6. Step 6: Trim the Bound Folios. …
  7. Step 7: Mark and Cut Out the Cover Boards. …
  8. Step 8: Make the Book Spine.

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