One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who binds books as a profession.
- ‘She was the daughter of the richest man in town and he was a bookbinder, very poor bookbinder.’
- ‘The book is clamped in a laying press, and each of the three open edges is trimmed with a bookbinder's plow.’
- ‘It takes its name from its founder, a Hungarian-born bookbinder who worked with Christian Dior in Paris and moved to Manhattan in 1950.’
- ‘Anyone from bakers to bookbinders, variety artists to publicans, can choose to spend their last years in the company of like-minded souls.’
- ‘It's like a bookbinder accidentally dropping a chapter from one book into the middle of another one.’
- ‘And endpapers are the four blank pages at the beginning and end of a book, included by the bookbinder to give the book additional strength.’
- ‘His guardian apprenticed him to a bookbinder, but Strauss eventually followed his own bent and at 15 joined Michael Pamer's orchestra as a viola player.’
- ‘Now there are more than 30 book-related businesses in town, from publishers to bookbinders.’
- ‘When the library was inventoried by the bookbinder and printer John Stretch after 1751, it comprised 2,345 volumes.’
- ‘They did a two-week course, and became bookbinders.’
- ‘Now two of the four blocks are occupied by printers and bookbinders.’
- ‘The organisers of the Spring Fling have helpfully split the huge region up into six routes, each taking in basketmakers or bookbinders, ceramicists or cobblers.’
- ‘He started his working life as a bookbinder, though he longed to be part of the world of science, which he learned about with all the vigour of an autodidact.’
- ‘Faraday first apprenticed as a bookbinder, and through his hard work and the help of mentors, became one of England's foremost chemists.’
- ‘He took great delight there to go to the bookbinders ' shops and lie gaping on maps.’
- ‘Some of the same materials that were exploited by furniture designers were also used by bookbinders in this new, streamlined idiom.’
- ‘The other quarter did everything from mining coal to making paper flowers; they worked as tanners and carpenters, typesetters and bookbinders.’
- ‘May, a former bookbinder who lost her own husband 16 years ago, said: ‘I'm not disputing there is a debt and that we owe the money.’’
- ‘I am a nurse, a gardener, and a bookbinder (of sorts).’
- ‘There will even be a specialist bookbinder on hand.’
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