Binding a Book Seems Like a Really Good Way to Relieve Stress

Fine. Book binding would only be a great stress reliever if you were as good at book binding as Armando Costa and Florindo Simões are but then if you were, you’d be a professional book binder and it would be your job and might even be the cause of your stress.

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But still. Just watching them go about the process of making sure every page is stitched and glued together perfectly and seeing them attach the cover by hand is pretty darn therapeutic.

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I wonder how well that holds up compared to mass-bound books. Looks like it’s at least better than anything printed in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when a lot of publishers cheaped out on the glue