Electronic Resources

Traditional Focus:

Rare Book School Advance Reading List

Subject-specific reading lists from Rare Book School courses
topics include bookbinding, bibliography, history of the book, illustration & printing processes, manuscripts, and typography & book design
+ Time period : 800AD – 21st century

Contemporary Focus:

The Bonefolder Archive

E-journal written for book binders & artists
artist biographies, artists’ books, binding structures & styles, conference reports, conservation treatments & aesthetics, e-books, educational resources, exhibition & book reviews, history of the book
+ Dates
: 2004 – 2012

Medieval Manuscripts: Bookbinding terms, materials, methods, and models from the Special Collections Conservation Unit of the Preservation Department of Yale University Library

Medieval manuscript anatomy with illustrations
materials, terminology, structures & characterization of Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic & limp bindings
Time period : 8th – 17th century
+ Supporting resource : Traveling Scriptorium: A Teaching Kit by the Yale University Library

Wellesley College Research Guide on Book Arts at Wellesley: More Information

Guide for more resources on book arts online, through listservs, and in podcasts
letterpress, papermaking, bookbinding, typography, and professional associations
+ Dates
: 2015

BookbindersChronicle YouTube Channel

Video tutorials on traditional binding styles
binding techniques, headbands, paper grain, paring leather, and sewing frames & techniques
+ Time period
: 2012 – 2014
+ Supporting resource : Bookbinder’s Chronicle blog

Sea Lemon YouTube Channel

Video tutorials on contemporary binding styles
bookbinding supplies, binding structures, sewing techniques, substitution suggestions for tools & materials
+ Dates
: 2016

Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Preservation 101 Textbook

Preservation basics for paper & media collections
topics include environmental recommendations, care of paper, handling photographs, care of media, reformatting & digitization, emergency preparedness, preservation assessment guidelines, & additional reading
+ Dates : 2015
+ Complementary resource : Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts’ Resources List

An Introduction To: Bookbinding

How-to bookbinding zine for beginners
history of the book, paper, binding techniques, binding styles, project planning, workshops, & further reading
+ Dates
: n.d.