Book Care and Repair

Discuss how to protect, repair and preserve your books.

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Tags: Book repair (4), Book cleaning (4), Book preservation (3), book care (2), library science (1), (show all)book-physical (1), Books (1), ownership (1)

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Any ideas on cleaning cloth and buckram bindings? 112wonderY, March 9ignore
writing in ink 9BookishKen, February 7ignore
Cleaning leather leatherette book binding 7BookishKen, January 17ignore
Air purifier for preservation? 16TLCrawford, January 13ignore
Book Repair - Videos 92wonderY, December 2014ignore
Stickers! 4813clara13, December 2014ignore
Music sheet repair 27Artymedon, November 2014ignore
Book Press Paint Schemes 23revdwhs, November 2014ignore
horrible white residue 2rudel519, October 2014ignore
Covering old books with cotton fabric 8SomethingWicked, October 2014ignore
Cleaning grimy uncoated book covers 82wonderY, October 2014ignore
Help Needed 12rbott, September 2014ignore
Removing ink, highlighters and stamps 33esclewis, September 2014ignore
Tape residue 8TLCrawford, August 2014ignore
Resin Stain and Page Gloss 2btdart, August 2014ignore
Seek Advice Regarding Archival Cover for Hardcover Books without Dust Jackets 13btdart, August 2014ignore
What to do with an 1852 set of Waverley Novels 8eastonlionel, June 2014ignore
Dusting books 17varielle, June 2014ignore
A few mouldy paperbacks - chuck 'em? 18SaintSunniva, May 2014ignore
Rat Urine 1Solecist, April 2014ignore
How to prevent mold in a tropical climate? 18humouress, March 2014ignore
Using fine sandpaper 6Africansky1, March 2014ignore
Advice on cleaning this leather binding 3Sami_Bolman, February 2014ignore
Binding old periodicals 11Helenliz, January 2014ignore
Moving Library 20llaaiinnaa, September 2013ignore
Book accessory question 6lilithcat, August 2013ignore
Brodart Book Cover Sale - 25% Off - Until July 1 1suburbguy, June 2013ignore
Spine labels 3alsvidur, June 2013ignore
Eliminating Ordor in Books 85DawnML, May 2013ignore
Klingshield ... Protection for books 3BarkingMatt, May 2013ignore
Getting rid of foul odors from used books 9fdholt, May 2013ignore
Removing stains (chocolate?) from pages 5mtnmdjd, May 2013ignore
Off Topic - rescuing a valuable book 15ironjaw, April 2013ignore
Using non-sticky plastic 26marq, March 2013ignore
Safe Adhesives? 7aulsmith, March 2013ignore
Book Repair & Preservation In Libraries 8LukeBello, February 2013ignore
Vaseline for leather spines 21doubleelephant, December 2012ignore
Humidity (and heat) 6flabuckeye, November 2012ignore
Keep Mildew from spreading? 4jimbo435, October 2012ignore
Has anyone made their own dust jacket for a book? 10Africansky1, October 2012ignore
torn page 10buchowl, September 2012ignore
Storing in an attic 15melannen, September 2012ignore
Protection from Light Damage 6Keeline, September 2012ignore
Lovely article about Talas 2pmackey, July 2012ignore
Interesting study of old paper from the University of Iowa 3Helcura, June 2012ignore
Bicarb treatment for browning paper - 22 years on. 5marq, May 2012ignore
Mothballs 13abbottthomas, March 2012ignore
Repairing severe water damage 1Parpar1836, March 2012ignore
Scratched Gilt Edges 3Quicksilver66, December 2011ignore
Mold 6mtnmdjd, August 2011ignore
Cling wrap for books 5MarthaJeanne, July 2011ignore
Gloves? 9K.J., July 2011ignore
Rehydrating a mass market pb 5varielle, May 2011ignore
Reattaching Mull Cloth to the Text Block 3WholeHouseLibrary, May 2011ignore
Message Board 22wonderY, March 2011ignore
How can you easily identify rebound books? 15inkie_fingers, February 2011ignore
Papyri Restoration Course 1papyri, February 2011ignore
Removing sticky price tag goo 291dragones, February 2011ignore
UV filter 9cdekeule, February 2011ignore
Warped Leather Bindings 7Soupdragon, December 2010ignore
Repair exlibris stamps (press and ink) possible? 20shikari, November 2010ignore
Cleaning soiled boards 8snoosh, November 2010ignore
dust mold? 4basil2001, November 2010ignore
Storing books long term in a less than ideal environment 12staffordcastle, August 2010ignore
Questions about mouldy smell 28mtastik, August 2010ignore
Bookcovers 8pmackey, August 2010ignore
re the care of leather 13TLCrawford, August 2010ignore
Getting rid of mold/yellow stains 12shikari, July 2010ignore
Sticky backed plastic. 9bookgeekmatt, June 2010ignore
Fixing a Flattened Spine 1DeusExLibrus, May 2010ignore
Bug problem 6andyray, May 2010ignore
Removing tea stain 5Barton, May 2010ignore
stickers peeling up on books 2benjclark, May 2010ignore
Book Plates 11skittles, March 2010ignore
Using sticky-tape on torn covers & pages: YES / NO? 9PaulFoley, March 2010ignore
Acid paper in old books 13K.J., March 2010ignore
Removing print ink from a Curtis Botanical circa 1797 2rowmyboat, December 2009ignore
cracked slipcase 3rowmyboat, December 2009ignore
Bookbinding essay - please help! 2cbellia, November 2009ignore
Library Sticker 10Bestine, October 2009ignore
Paperback covers -- what should I use? 8suslyn, October 2009ignore
Library Cleaning 14TLCrawford, August 2009ignore
Shipping and Storing a Book Collection 20Osbaldistone, August 2009ignore
Help - book cover staining my fingers 6TheoClarke, August 2009ignore
Book Glue 7LesMiserables, July 2009ignore
Any suggestions? 9worldbridger, July 2009ignore
Learning repair as a career... 3TLCrawford, March 2009ignore
Material for Text-Block support 6benjclark, January 2009ignore
How to kill a bookworm (or make sure that he is dead already)? 8BOB81, November 2008ignore
Wet book / Help! 3moibibliomaniac, November 2008ignore
Newsprint 5kcshankd, October 2008ignore
reattaching a cover to an old paperback 5IaaS, October 2008ignore
describe old books 2johnnyapollo, September 2008ignore
cockled endpapers 1overthemoon, September 2008ignore
Restoration 7Editormum, August 2008ignore
Wet... 4oregonobsessionz, August 2008ignore
Removal of Book Plates 7teebweeb, August 2008ignore
Storing handwritten journals 9PensiveCat, July 2008ignore
Old Penguin Paperbacks 4boekerij, July 2008ignore

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