Here are a few photos to give an idea on the process of making a book.
First of all collecting materials together.
Fabric for the cover, some board to cover, and paper to make into pages.
Fold the paper in half.
The pages are nestled together to form signatures in this case 5 pieces in each.
After the signatures are sewn, they are clamped and the spine is given a couple of coats of glue and some thin muslin type cloth glued on.
The pages are the attached to the boards by gluing the end papers to the boards. Then the whole thing is put under weights again over night. And the book is done.