This book has some nice projects in it with different types of bindings. However, it is not meant to be a book for beginners. Some of the instructions assume the reader has made at least a couple of books before and therefore glosses over certain steps. The instructions use photography rather than drawn diagrams, which is nice. This would be a great book for someone who has already done a little bit of book binding before. It might be something I add to my library at a later date.