Western bound, pages stitched together instead of glued, because that seemed like it would last longer. I don't know if the stitching has a name. A signature is four pages folded together. Each signature is stitched together thru the middle, bottom, top, and tied in the middle. Then all the signatures are tied together, thru the middle of one, out the middle of the other, thru the bottom of it, out the bottom of the next, et cetera. Then the board glued to the fabric, end pages glued to the cover.