The book has a VERY wide selection of books to make, plenty of diagrams and detailed instructions. It also covers tools, equipment, types of binding and papers. It's nice to find a book that not only covers all the basics for the complete beginner, but gives you enough foundation to be able to develop the craft and ways to adjust the instructions given to create even more unique books.
The books to make are just that, books! Not leaflets or pamphlets, they are different enough to be unique and personal, but are made so well that they look professional. These are the kind of books that I have always wanted to make, and the kind of books that would be snapped up at craft shops, fairs, etc.
I haven't started making any of the books yet (it only came in today after all!) But even a quick glance reveals detailed yet simple instructions backed up by copious amounts of diagrams, so a simple glance lets you see what you need, what you have to do and EXACTLY what you are going to end up with.
Unlike many books I've seen on the subject, you don't end up with something that you look at and struggle to find a practical use beyond that of a child's school project. These are proper books that can be used for all manor of purposes, just like one you might buy in your local shop, photo album, journal, address book, cook book, the list is endless...
Well worth buying, certainly the best book I've seen on the subject, and the first where you wouldn't be ashamed to let anybody see the end product, let alone actually GIVE it to someone!