Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale


Endbands, also called headbands or tailbands, are portions of colored material sewn or adhered at the head and tail of a book spine, slightly hidden under the headcaps of the leather covering.

This technique adds strength to the binding head and tail at the joints.  Endbands provide a firm grip to the text pages across the spine.


Sign up for our newsletter for a chance to win $50 in free books!

Related Glossary Items

headband tailband
Corrections? Comments? Suggestions?