Definition of bindery in English:



  • A workshop or factory in which books are bound.

    • ‘The library maintains and restores its collection in its bindery, where skills like paper making, hand-marbling, gilding and binding are practised.’
    • ‘For a quarter of a century, including a four-year apprenticeship, Phil had worked quietly in the university bindery, one of a small team of craftsmen who bound students' theses, and repaired or restored books from the university library.’
    • ‘Experts in press, bindery and photography/prepress skills all pilgrimaged to the two-story building to offer their knowledge to the eager young apprentices in robes.’
    • ‘Kenny's also operates a book club and a bindery business.’
    • ‘You see Dirk got me a job in a bindery for one of the print shops in Houston.’
    • ‘This the neighborhood bindery I imagined back in the eighties, when I suddenly realized what computers could do to free and distribute information.’
    • ‘Norm Sobering, Derksen Printers press room and bindery production manager, agreed with that statement.’
    • ‘The people discover again how to use the foundries, book binderies, breweries, and halls of government that slowly push up out of the ground.’
    • ‘I had to go to Ripon Community Printers and help in the bindery.’
    • ‘Best of all, though, was a hole-in-the-wall book bindery on Melrose Avenue that would have been easy to walk past.’
    • ‘Printing more than 180,000 copies of AFP twice a month requires a variety of press capabilities and a complex bindery system.’
    • ‘Kahle plans to park in front of the court building, set up his press and bindery and give away books to those in the vicinity.’
    • ‘Following its press run, the magazine's signatures were hand-shuffled at the bindery according to a set of rules that preserved the order of the text (as pre-determined by the editors), but randomized the order of the art.’
    • ‘This morning I caught Lucy R. on her way to the bindery and asked her to tell Mr. Stannis I was sick & couldn't come in.’
    • ‘We had finished printing the book and had taken it to the bindery.’
    • ‘For its annual meeting, the Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology planned a late August visit to the Strong Bindery, a custom bindery in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood.’
    • ‘The typefaces for the text and the captions were obviously selected by a designer who knew what he or she was doing, and the production received careful treatment at the press and bindery.’