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Learn more about Crafternoons that happen in the Valley Library on Thursdays, 4-6pm, odd weeks of term in the Kow Lounge.

Bookbinding Kit

Loan period: 7 days 

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Please report to the circulation desk any missing pieces or if anything should be added or replaced.

Keep any books you make!

#OSUmakes #OSUcreates #damgoodart to share your creations

If you like this kit, please visit the OSU Craft Center for classes and more kits!


  • Cutting mat 
  • X-acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Waxed thread
  • Scrapbook papers
  • Miscellaneous papers
  • Awl 
  • Binder clips
  • Needles

Bookmaking Resources at The Valley Library

Getting Started

Bookbinding Ideas and Projects

  • Make Your Own Paper Bag Book - this is a step-by-step tutorial with pictures. The book in the tutorial is not the exact one pictured below. The book in this tutorial only uses paper bags and because of its construction, the book is made of pockets where you can store items. You can alter the book from the tutorial by cutting the excess edges of the book, making the pockets into pages if you'd like. 
  • 3 Ways to Make Sketchbooks from Scraps - an easy to follow tutorial with pictures
    recycled sketchbook