Book Care and Repair

This group is for discussions of, well, book care and repair! If you have questions about how to care for your books, ask here, and if you can answer someone's question, please do. Let's share resources, too.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Pinned — Resources6 unread / 6jonsweitzerlamme, October 2021
Pinned — Welcome!14 unread / 14cbellia, November 2021
Protect exterior of slipcase with scotchguard "like" material.11 unread / 11humouress, May 8
Ways to Protect Books from Termites12 unread / 12Frank_Zwolinski, May 7
Removing foxing4 unread / 4Andy_Dingley, May 4
Have you ever taken a book to Asia for months or longer? What about the humidity?15 unread / 15humouress, April 17
Stickers on book jackets4 unread / 4Keeline, April 16
Books fit really tightly in slipcase after adding DJ protectors6 unread / 6Keeline, April 10
Sewn and glued book hinge is unglued12 unread / 12Glacierman, March 30
Conservator needed for a bug eradication in SW England1 unread / 1Andy_Dingley, March 18
Cracked hinges21 unread / 21RickFlair, January 7
Split endpaper and acidic newspaper clip on this 90 year old book1 unread / 1RickFlair, January 7
Book Glue10 unread / 10Glacierman, December 2021
Restaining/ Repairing stained or silverfish/moth eaten cloth cover HBacks5 unread / 5SamQTrust, November 2021
Repairing a damaged slipcase15 unread / 15SamQTrust, November 2021
Getting rid of foul odors from used books37 unread / 37SamQTrust, November 2021
Repairing a crease in the spine of a cloth-bound book3 unread / 3mr.philistine, October 2021
Spots on book fore edge11 unread / 11ironjaw, October 2021
Fumigation2 unread / 2Glacierman, October 2021
Broken / Detached / Split Book Hinge6 unread / 6Glacierman, September 2021
How to distinguish between mold and acceptable foxing?8 unread / 8Glacierman, July 2021
Tape stuck to book colored dust jacket2 unread / 2JerryMmm, June 2021
Cloth covers & liquid spot3 unread / 3Glacierman, June 2021
Book Warping?7 unread / 7Glacierman, May 2021
Is this evidence of previous mold on my endpapers or dirt?6 unread / 6Glacierman, May 2021
Books in shrink wrap13 unread / 13Glacierman, May 2021
De-Sticky Book Jacket Covers20 unread / 20Keeline, May 2021
Storing pamphlets6 unread / 6Keeline, May 2021
Can Foxing Happen on Coated Paper?1 unread / 1Acsis, May 2021
Crushed corners7 unread / 7ironjaw, April 2021
Just bought LEC - Way of All Flesh. What should I do to the leather?13 unread / 13ironjaw, April 2021
Help Needed16 unread / 16mortalalliance, March 2021
Technical terms17 unread / 17varielle, March 2021
Seeking Group Administrator5 unread / 5anglemark, January 2021
Help! Need to termite tent a house with 3000 books!2 unread / 22wonderY, January 2021
Climate Controlled Storage Facilities6 unread / 6ulmannc, January 2021
Limited Editions Club recommended a product called "Leather Vita"3 unread / 3MsMixte, January 2021
How much does this foxing reduce the value?14 unread / 14cbellia, December 2020
Any ideas on cleaning cloth and buckram bindings?15 unread / 15varielle, September 2020
PVA glue to fix this slipcase?3 unread / 3kdweber, August 2020
A small puncture and other mild flaws to my LEC4 unread / 4kdweber, August 2020
How would you grade and repair this book? Would you repair it?10 unread / 10RickFlair, August 2020
Covers Stuck Together After Being in Storage5 unread / 5GreggMcG, August 2020
Library book circulation and cleaning during a pandemic10 unread / 10lesmel, August 2020
Do de-acid sprays like this work without wrinkling or damaging the pages?4 unread / 4jonsweitzerlamme, August 2020
Hardback decorative binding cord detached. Pictures inside.12 unread / 12Glacierman, July 2020
UV filter17 unread / 17U_238, July 2020
Are barrister bookcases the absolute best option for storing?9 unread / 9Glacierman, July 2020
Rebinding and reprinting mass market paperbacks and hardbacks4 unread / 4kdweber, July 2020
Repair damaged spine binding4 unread / 4lilithcat, June 2020
How can I touch up this slight damage to slipcase during shipping?4 unread / 4Glacierman, June 2020
Slip case touchup2 unread / 2RickFlair, June 2020
Has anyone made their own dust jacket for a book?11 unread / 11NedBattle, March 2020
Seek Advice Regarding Archival Cover for Hardcover Books without Dust Jackets14 unread / 14ReadTree, January 2020
Heat and Humidity Questions8 unread / 8MarthaJeanne, September 2019
Storing Books in Underground Cavern3 unread / 3jonsweitzerlamme, September 2019
Using non-sticky plastic28 unread / 28WholeHouseLibrary, June 2019
Advice on storing books10 unread / 10jonsweitzerlamme, November 2018
how to remove adhesive residue from sticky notes2 unread / 2jonsweitzerlamme, November 2018
Repairing a tear in glossy paper5 unread / 5jonsweitzerlamme, November 2018
Covers of a 1914 Edith Wharton set3 unread / 3benjclark, November 2018
Protecting rare books from humidity3 unread / 3eastonlionel, October 2018
Why do I keep staining my books?11 unread / 11PhaedraB, September 2018
Dust Jacket Covers1 unread / 1audduck, July 2018
Centipede Press Humidity Issue Help3 unread / 3anglemark, June 2018
Storing in an attic16 unread / 16MurkyBookend, April 2018
Library Books & Flu Germs14 unread / 14Hope_H, January 2018
Risks of Storing Library Temporarily in a Garage?6 unread / 6PhaedraB, January 2018
What to do with an 1852 set of Waverley Novels9 unread / 9laotzu225, November 2017
Sticky Acetate1 unread / 1EclecticIndulgence, October 2017
sticky/humid covers4 unread / 4melannen, October 2017
Help ink problem6 unread / 6kdweber, September 2017
How to prevent mold in a tropical climate?19 unread / 19humouress, September 2017
Eliminating Ordor in Books88 unread / 88humouress, September 2017
Book Press Paint Schemes30 unread / 30TrippB, June 2017
Removing stains (chocolate?) from pages8 unread / 8MarthaJeanne, May 2017
page cleaning8 unread / 8cbellia, April 2017
PAGE CLEANING7 unread / 7jldarden, March 2017
Post-poning moldy book repair1 unread / 1Veritasius, December 2016
Removing tea stain6 unread / 6Alexis.Rose, June 2016
A good book repair person for mom's bible2 unread / 2lilithcat, April 2016
Shipping and Storing a Book Collection22 unread / 22shikari, December 2015
Recommendations sought for a binder in the UK9 unread / 9bluepiano, October 2015
Sticky dust jacket -- removal7 unread / 7anglemark, September 2015
removal of book plates and other glued in items in the frontispiece?16 unread / 16shikari, September 2015
Removing an adhesive sticker3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, August 2015
Cleaning plan for Library5 unread / 5MarthaJeanne, August 2015
Strange Marks on Book Cover - Hoping it's Not Mold????13 unread / 13TheSkaFish, June 2015
Stickers!50 unread / 50laytonwoman3rd, June 2015
need a couple slipcases9 unread / 9TLCrawford, May 2015
Mold and Sunshine9 unread / 92wonderY, May 2015
writing in ink9 unread / 9BookishKen, February 2015
Cleaning leather leatherette book binding7 unread / 7BookishKen, January 2015
Air purifier for preservation?16 unread / 16TLCrawford, January 2015
Book Repair - Videos9 unread / 92wonderY, December 2014
Music sheet repair27 unread / 27Artymedon, November 2014
horrible white residue2 unread / 2rudel519, October 2014
Covering old books with cotton fabric8 unread / 8SomethingWicked, October 2014
Cleaning grimy uncoated book covers8 unread / 82wonderY, October 2014
Removing ink, highlighters and stamps33 unread / 33esclewis, September 2014
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