This instructional video begins by describing all the parts of a hardbound book, then goes on to demonstrate "case binding," the method still used by most publishers and binderies today. The film is divided into individual chapters showing each step in the process: folding the individual signatures, sewing signatures into folios, gluing them together, making the cover and end papers, and assembling the complete book. The steps are all clearly and simply explained and very well presented visually. The techniques for the most part make use of easily obtainable supplies found around the home or in craft or art supply stores. After the basics, host Larry Withers gives information on creating a variety of bound cover designs as well as recommendations for crafting several additional pieces of equipment to make the tasks easier.