Binding is the act of binding papers together so that otherwise loose material is bound into a book. The purpose of this is to conserve and protect the material within the scope of the bound book.
Book binding has been used from generation to generation for different reasons. From a craft point of view, binding is a great way to make sketchbooks, periodicals, books, and more. Since it has the ability to help so many different crafts, there is no disadvantage to learning this art.