This image is of a hardback accordion format book -it is NOT difficult to make
Well if you have been meaning to do something or other with them then maybe making them into a sketchbook might be an idea or as a small notebook to give to a friend as a gift.
I received something like this last year from Angela Heidemann and I really treasure it - it is a thing of beauty - too nice to write something in. Angela made this I believe on a artists book course she participated in last year. Annoyingly I can not locate the photo I took of Angelas book binding which I customized .............and embossed.
Susie Wilson artists books
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This looks so perfect, doesn't it - it's called Coptic /link stitch binding.
Essentially though, its bundles of folded bits of paper that have been simply stitched together.
Then they have been lined up, one on top of the other and thereafter they are kind of 'chain linked' together using stitches.
More info on book art................where to begin?................. .well I had a look around and though that this Squidoo lens put together by an artist called Nicola Joy was rather good.
It has a glossary as well as online tutorials and video links. It ends with books that she recommends.
The book I have which I find I go to again and again because of its excellent illustrations of the steps involved in the various binding techniques is "Bookworks" by Sue Doggett. Here's a photo of one of the pages from the book I found on the web - to give you a sense of what I mean.