Bookbinding is the act of binding papers together to make otherwise loose materials into an enclosed book. The purpose of this is to protect and secure the material that lay within the confines of the bound book.
Bookbinding has been used for generations upon generations for different reasons. From a craft-only perspective, bookbinding is a great way to make your sketchbooks, journals, books, and more. Because of its ability to help with so many different crafts, there are no downsides to learning this art.