Below are three pictures of binding used in book binding. The procedures for each technique can be found on the internet or better yet, take a class with Delaney Smith. She teaches at the art leagues in and around Houston!
This one is called pamphlet stitch. Sorry its so hard to see
This stitch is the Japanese stab binding. Your book will not open flat.
This one is also Japenese stab binding but with more holes to make the pages hold together better.