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 — Resources3 unread / 3kdweber, January 28
Pinned — Welcome!4 unread / 4aspirit, February 3
Can Foxing Happen on Coated Paper?1 unread / 1Acsis, Tuesday 11:06am
Getting rid of foul odors from used books31 unread / 31varielle, April 16
Crushed corners7 unread / 7ironjaw, April 13
Just bought LEC - Way of All Flesh. What should I do to the leather?13 unread / 13ironjaw, April 3
Is this evidence of previous mold on my endpapers or dirt?5 unread / 5RickFlair, March 28
Book Warping?6 unread / 6melannen, March 16
Help Needed16 unread / 16mortalalliance, March 5
Books in shrink wrap12 unread / 12mortalalliance, March 5
Technical terms17 unread / 17varielle, March 3
Ways to Protect Books from Termites7 unread / 7MarthaJeanne, February 4
Have you ever taken a book to Asia for months or longer? What about the humidity?14 unread / 14Glacierman, January 28
Seeking Group Administrator5 unread / 5anglemark, January 28
Help! Need to termite tent a house with 3000 books!2 unread / 22wonderY, January 9
Climate Controlled Storage Facilities6 unread / 6ulmannc, January 7
Limited Editions Club recommended a product called "Leather Vita"3 unread / 3MsMixte, January 3
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
Storing pamphlets5 unread / 5jonsweitzerlamme, August 2020
Do de-acid sprays like this work without wrinkling or damaging the pages?4 unread / 4jonsweitzerlamme, August 2020
De-Sticky Book Jacket Covers19 unread / 19Glacierman, July 2020
Hardback decorative binding cord detached. Pictures inside.12 unread / 12Glacierman, July 2020
UV filter17 unread / 17WishIReadMore_, 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
Repairing a damaged slipcase8 unread / 8varielle, April 2016
A good book repair person for mom's bible2 unread / 2lilithcat, April 2016
How to distinguish between mold and acceptable foxing?6 unread / 6TLCrawford, 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
Tape residue8 unread / 8TLCrawford, August 2014
Resin Stain and Page Gloss2 unread / 2btdart, August 2014
Dusting books17 unread / 17varielle, June 2014
A few mouldy paperbacks - chuck 'em?18 unread / 18SaintSunniva, May 2014
Rat Urine1 unread / 1Solecist, April 2014
Using fine sandpaper6 unread / 6Africansky1, March 2014
Advice on cleaning this leather binding3 unread / 3Sami_Bolman, February 2014
Binding old periodicals11 unread / 11Helenliz, January 2014
Moving Library20 unread / 20llaaiinnaa, September 2013
Book accessory question6 unread / 6lilithcat, August 2013
Brodart Book Cover Sale - 25% Off - Until July 11 unread / 1suburbguy, June 2013
Spine labels3 unread / 3alsvidur, June 2013
Klingshield ... Protection for books3 unread / 3Nicole_VanK, May 2013
Off Topic - rescuing a valuable book15 unread / 15ironjaw, April 2013
Safe Adhesives?7 unread / 7aulsmith, March 2013
Book Repair & Preservation In Libraries9 unread / 9LukeBello, February 2013
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