Answer: Smyth-Sewn Binding!
Smyth sewing is synonymous with quality and durability. It’s the binding method for any book that will be used repeatedly, that needs to evoke a certain air of prestige, or that must remain in an open position for extended periods of time – think textbooks, cookbooks, art books and Bibles. For an extra touch of sophistication, leave the spine exposed (see above) and choose a contrasting color for your thread! (PRO members: Don’t miss your exclusive Guide to Smyth-Sewn Binding right here!)