Non-Fiction Review of The Little Book of Book Making


The Little Book of Book Making by Charlotte Rivers

Age Range: Adult (and crafty teens)

Genre: Non-fiction/arts and crafts

Series: None

Print Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (August 12, 2014)
Sold by: Random House LLC

Source: From publisher for review

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Making books by hand has never been cooler, with this inspiring guide
to 30 top bookmakers working today, plus 21 tutorials for essential
techniques to make your own books.

Crafters, artists,
writers, and book lovers can’t resist a beautifully handbound book.
Packed with wonderfully eclectic examples, this book explores the
intriguing creative possibilities of bookmaking as a modern art form,
including a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments.
Featured techniques include everything from Coptic to concertina
binding, as well as experimental page treatments such as sumi-e ink
marbling and wheat paste. In addition to page after page of inspiration
from leading contemporary binderies, Little Book of Bookmaking includes a practical section of 21 easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials.

About the Author:

Charlotte Rivers is the author of 14 design books, including Little Book of Letterpress and I Heart Stationery, and has contributed to a number of design magazines, including Cent, Grafik, and UPPERCASE. She blogs regularly about art and design as Lottie Loves at  

My Thoughts:

This is a great book for book lovers! If you love books, especially
hand made books, you should get your hands on this one. Most of the book
is dedicated to showcasing books that have been made by artists all
over the world. I was amazed by most of the books. They were gorgeous! I
wish that there had been instructions spread throughout the book, but all the
techniques were clumped together at the back.

The instructions were easy to understand and follow. The supplies
wouldn’t be too difficult to find, and the books ranged in difficulty to make. There are several different binding techniques, cover and paper
treatments, and book spine stitches included.

This would make a great gift for someone that is crafty or that loves books.

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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