Join our expert bookmaker, Wendy Fox, for a fun-filled afternoon of learning Japanese bookmaking. This is a valuable skill that you can use forever! Think handmade sketchbooks or just a beautiful alternative for that to-do list. This kind of bookmaking is fun, easy and comes in handy when you need that last-minute gift! A stab bound book has no signatures. It is a book that consists of flat pages, a front and back cover (softer paper is best for covers). The binding is at the edge of the book and constricts the opening of the book.