from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art, trade, or profession of binding books.
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- n. The art, craft or process of binding books
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art, process, or business of binding books.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of binding books; the process of securing the sheets of a book within a permanent casing of bookbinders' board and leather or cloth, or other suitable materials, covering the sides and back, and jointed at their junction.
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- n. the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
- n. the craft of binding books
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Monday, December 01, 2008 women in bookbinding c 1913
She took a training in bookbinding in London under Mr. Cobden-Sanderson and established her bindery at Hull-House in which design and workmanship, beauty and thoroughness are taught to a small number of apprentices.
As I have had but very slight previous practice in bookbinding, my rate of progress was at first somewhat slow; and after a few days of solitary labour, I was glad to accept the offer of help from four or five native apprentices – some of our local preachers.
The poorer pupils helped with the school and worked for free during their spare time in camp activities such as bookbinding, theater work, or choir participation.
Almost every mission on the Coast has now a technical school just started or having collections made at home to start one; but in the majority of these crafts such as bookbinding, printing, tailoring, etc., are being taught which are not at present wanted.
Marbling has become very popular in recent years, and can be used in many ways, such as bookbinding, picture framing, lampshades, placemats, giftwrap, collages, scrapbooking, and origami.
Pettingell Book Bindery, a two-person shop in Berkeley, specializes in fine bookbinding—especially high-quality work that is done without the aid of machines—while Emeryville's John DeMerritt Bookbinding, another two-person shop, caters to artists and galleries.
Book-industry observers trace the concentration of bookbinding shops in part to the area's deep roots in publishing.
"This is something that's important to them…a physical memento," said Mr. James, who also runs a museum of bookbinding equipment.