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Bookbinder Job Description Template - Jobsoid

Job Overview

Our company is looking for a skilled and detail-oriented Bookbinder to join our team. You should be able to bind books using different binding techniques and as per client requirements. You should have complete knowledge of bookbinding materials and machinery.

In addition to this, you should own strong communication and negotiation skills to deal with clients and printers on a daily basis. Your creative skills and knowledge of the latest technologies will be helpful when undertaking embossing work. 

Besides binding new books, you should be able to repair and restore old or damaged books. Moreover, you should be able to complete all bookbinding projects within the assigned time. You should be able to display agility and flexibility while performing bookbinding duties. 

Apply immediately, if you can fulfill all these job requirements and hold previous work experience in the Production industry. We would like to meet you. 


  • Meeting and discussing binding requirements and timelines with clients, book designers, and printers

  • Cutting and binding papers/book covers according to the specifications

  • Using hand and machine cutting tools like carpenter’s square, steel ruler, and folding stick

  • Binding books using paper, cloth, and thread

  • Putting together components of the book by gluing and stitching

  • Trimming book edges for a clean finish

  • Embossing designs, letters, and numbers on the book cover

  • Undertaking special bindings for limited editions

  • Attaching and gluing endpapers to the book body

  • Colouring signatures and edges

  • Laying the finished books for drying into the press

  • Weighing the books before shipping

  • Stacking books ready for shipment

  • Repairing, restoring, and rebinding damaged and old books


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Previous work experience as Bookbinder or know-how of the Production industry

  • Complete knowledge of handling book composition materials

  • Familiarity with bookbinding machinery like Fastback Tape Binders, Spiral Coil Binders, and Plastic Comb Binders

  • Comfortable using hand tools such as Paper-cutter, Paper counter, and Thimbles

  • Understanding of different bookbinding techniques like Board Book Binding, Spiral Binding, and Saddle Stitching

  • Having an excellent eye for detail and skilled hands

  • Good agility and creativity skills

  • Good time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage strict deadlines 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to offer customer satisfaction

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Debbie Bullock, Group HR Manager at English Lakes
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