How to make a full-bound hardcover book, with hard spine…
Double-spined book, like the Roni Horn bookwork we saw at Special Collections.
Art Metropole is by far the best bookstore in the city. Tucked away in a building at 788 King Street West, it is chock full of artists books, posters and multiples. The venue also sells videos, holds exhibitions and book launches, and has played an important role in the history of artist run culture over the last 35 or so years (it was founded in 1974 by art collective General Idea).
Go and check it out. If you get down there, feel free to pick things up and ask questions.
Here’s a write up from blogTO: http://www.blogto.com/gallery/artmetropole
One approach to stitching multiple signatures together
Multiple signatures with “tapes”, to help secure the book block to the cover.
The Paper Place is a paper and bookbinding store. They also run various workshops. They’re at 887 Queen West, at Walnut.
Woolfitts is an art supply store with a good selection of binding tools and equipment. 1153 Queen West, just east of Dufferin.
DeSerres is an art supply store which has a few tools and a good selection of papers. They’re located at the corner of Spadina and Richmond.
Curry’s has some stuff too.
Cheap and easy perfect binding… like they do for paper backs