Once you begin to understand how something as commonplace as a book is constructed, you gain a new appreciation for it. While bookbinding has become a bit of a lost art, this kit explains in detail how to bind the provided paper into signatures, which are then sewn together with thread. Linen fabric tabs are woven into place with your thread to provide the structure for your book’s spine, and a dab of glue (not provided) reinforces it. Also included is a bookbinder’s needle, instruction manual, and how-to illustrations. When it’s completed, you’ll have a travel journal or doodle pad that will be an ever-present reminder of the artistry and skill that used to go into the making of such things. The final dimensions of your 40-page book measure 4 ½” tall by 3” wide.