In bookbinding, a dos-à-dos binding (from the French meaning “back-to-back”) is a binding structure in which two separate books are bound together such that the fore edge of one is adjacent to the spine of the other, with a shared lower board between them serving as the back cover of both. When shelved, the spine of the book to the right faces outward, while the spine of the book to the left faces the back of the shelf.
I made three different books using a dos-à-dos binding last year, and this week I decided to make some more. I love the look of them, they’re slightly bonkers but, really, quite utilitarian.
These books are available now in my Etsy shop.