Before we leave the subject, here are a couple of other books, one recent and one (above) that I made quite a while ago but have never photographed. This one has a Japanese stab binding in heavy natural linen. It's a scrapbook, about 8 inches wide: each sheet has a folded edge that's unseen but held by the binding; this extra thickness allows the user to add pasted material to the sheets in the scrapbook without causing the book to bulge. Very retro, those colors!
The book below is another small notebook that I made last week. This one has an ultrasuede binding - a material that I find works remarkably well, and comes in great colors.