If I kept looking, I knew I would find one of these “over-size” (coffee table) books with problems. At last, I found a lovely book about origami that has sadly taken leave of its spine.
A small search revealed that I needed single stitch binder tape. What is that?
First, a video of how this might pan out. (It’s scary starting out with more destruction required).
And yes, it seems like the initial step is to commit to putting the book under the knife. But first, I have to order some single-stitch bookbinder tape.