Definition of term:: Binding

  • Binding
    The method of holding pages or sheets together; may be simply stapled or sewn, or sewn and enclosed in wrappers, but most often refers to a "hard" binding or covers. This type of binding may be covered with cloth, various leathers, or paper over boards or other more exotic materials. The binding can be done by hand or by machine as in a publisher's "trade binding".
Danish: Bind, bogbind
Dutch: Band, boekband
French: Reliure
German: Einband
Italian: Rilegatura, legatura
Spanish: Encuadernación
Swedish: Band, bookband
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources