The Hands-on Museum
From pages to books: A step-by-step guide to bookbinding
How are books held together and how are they protected? From page folding and stitching through to book cover decoration – presenting the work stages and equipment of the bookbinding craft.
A number of simple binding methods – from saddle stitching and gluing through to fanfolding − provides a successful introduction to the world of bookbinding, even for the inexperienced.
Activity: Create your own fanfolds using a pencil and ruler by folding the block of paper, gluing and cutting. Make a book yourself using paper, needle and thread.
Age: from class five
Curriculum link: Art
Information and reservation:
Phone: +49 341 2271-324
Information German Museum of Books and Writing
- Clay tablets - Scrolls - Codices: How old are our books?
- Children's books throughout history
- Paper folding
- Matchstick men and flip books: a serious guide to a fun topic
- Child's play with paper: Paper and papier-mâché
- The art of calligraphy
- From papyrus to paper
- Nature printing
- Home-made decorated paper
- From pages to books: A step-by-step guide to bookbinding
- 24 dots and dashes: Chinese script
- Black on white: book printing
- The Book of Books: The Bible
- The medieval book
- The book city of Leipzig
- Short history of handwriting
- Typography: The ABC of typefaces
- How are book illustrations made?
- Family Sunday
- Creative workshop
- Holiday programme
- Museum Trunk
- Welcome! The Hands-on Museum
- Creative programme for the over-60s
- Guided tours for children
Last update: 23.6.2017