Not really. My latest notebook features the 5 hole pamphlet stitch. I was looking at other other people's handmade books and found some lovely notebooks featuring the stitch. It made me think of writers past and present that bind up their masterpieces using this stitch.
You laugh when I say masterpieces? I'm not being charitable, some of the greatest writers started out selling what are called Chapbooks. They were made in the same way with the pamphlet stitch.
Inside were hand written or manually typed pieces. It was known as 'the people's book' because anyone could make them.They were self published and sold or given away. Some of these Chapbooks grace museums and libraries like the Bodlein in Oxford, UK.
Chapbook frontispiece of Voltaire's The Extraordinary Tragical Fate of Calas, showing a man being tortured, late 17th century.
Courtesy of Wikipedia
Allen Ginsburg wrote his famous poem, 'Howl' using the Chapbook format. His controversial poem led to Freedom of Expression rights under the first amendment of the American Constitution.
So this simple and modest little book has helped change the course of history.
My continuing 6 year journey. into the world of bookbinding.
The Guild of Book Workers USA
MILLIMETER BINDINGS henryhebert.net/2012/01/11/millimeter-and-rubow-bindings
HAND SEWN HEADBANDS
Be sure to check out the bookbinding blogs too.
They often have tutorials
BIG JUMP PRESS
Beautiful books and boxes in Finland
Portugal - leather tooling
OWL AND LION
Bookbinding workshops in Scotland
Forum & lots of info
BECCA MAKING FACES
Examples and TUTs of every Japanese stitch in the world