Mechanical bindings use stitching or another form of mechanical fastening to hold pages together, including sewing and stapling.
Binding is physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets folded together into sections or left as individual sheets, then bound along one edge by either sewing with thread through its folds or adhering to a layer of flexible adhesive.
Binding refers to physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets folded together or left as individual sheets, then bound along one edge by sewing, thread, or flexible adhesive.
Bookbinding was once considered a utilitarian craft, focused on protecting books from physical wear and tear. Books were bound to keep pages undamaged while keeping the book together; its spine often needed extra reinforcement with strips of cloth or leather.
Mechanical binding is an essential aspect of bookbinding, helping secure its pages and retain their form. Without it, pages would become loose, and books would rapidly unravel without protection. Furthermore, this type of binding protects books against damage as it makes them more resistant to tears and creasing and gives books an aesthetically pleasing and professional finish.