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.

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PinnedResources8 ulæste / 8lilithcat, januar 18
PinnedWelcome!14 ulæste / 14cbellia, november 2021
How to prevent mold in a tropical climate?24 ulæste / 24MaureenRoy, februar 13
Post-it note residue3 ulæste / 3mr.philistine, december 25, 2023
How to clean this white "mold" from leather back?12 ulæste / 12mr.philistine, oktober 2023
Can I repair damage to a old leather back book, without disassembling it? (Small "pull out book with finger damage")3 ulæste / 3TELJET, september 2023
Damaged cover repair/mitigation15 ulæste / 15Glacierman, august 2023
Book Grading30 ulæste / 30Keeline, juli 2023
Help; I think I’ve got book mites4 ulæste / 4humouress, juni 2023
Ways to Protect Books from Termites13 ulæste / 13humouress, juni 2023
Repairing a tear in glossy paper13 ulæste / 13Glacierman, juni 2023
Removing the smell of incense or similar perfumes2 ulæste / 2Glacierman, juni 2023
page cleaning12 ulæste / 12varielle, maj 2023
Sewn and glued book hinge is unglued14 ulæste / 14Keeline, maj 2023
OT: A Books About Books project4 ulæste / 4Glacierman, april 2023
CANCELLED: "Caring for Your Personal - Collections: A Conservator’s View" - Virtual Lecture, 3/25/232 ulæste / 2lilithcat, februar 2023
Restaining/ Repairing stained or silverfish/moth eaten cloth cover HBacks15 ulæste / 15varielle, februar 2023
"Conservation of a Medieval Chained Binding" - Virtual Lecture, 2/18/231 ulæst / 1lilithcat, februar 2023
Dusting books21 ulæste / 21mr.philistine, januar 2023
Foxing or mold?6 ulæste / 6lagamine, januar 2023
Stain removal from paper10 ulæste / 10kdweber, januar 2023
Climate Change and Book Preservation1 ulæst / 1genesisdiem, januar 2023
covering a hardback book6 ulæste / 6poppycocteau, december 2022
Stickers on book jackets5 ulæste / 5DuncanHill, december 2022
De-Sticky Book Jacket Covers21 ulæste / 21HermeticHermit, november 2022
Removing foxing11 ulæste / 11fayevert, november 2022
Toxic bindings!11 ulæste / 11fayevert, november 2022
Protect exterior of slipcase with scotchguard "like" material.20 ulæste / 20fayevert, november 2022
Technical terms18 ulæste / 18fayevert, oktober 2022
Split endpaper and acidic newspaper clip on this 90 year old book9 ulæste / 9terebinth, oktober 2022
How to reattach center page to stitched signature?3 ulæste / 3mr.philistine, september 2022
Un-creasing and Un-folding paper9 ulæste / 9maisiedotes, september 2022
Oak Knoll Sale on Bookbinding Titles1 ulæst / 1lilithcat, august 2022
How to know if foxing is mold that will spread6 ulæste / 6Glacierman, juli 2022
Have you ever taken a book to Asia for months or longer? What about the humidity?15 ulæste / 15humouress, april 2022
Books fit really tightly in slipcase after adding DJ protectors6 ulæste / 6Keeline, april 2022
Conservator needed for a bug eradication in SW England1 ulæst / 1Andy_Dingley, marts 2022
Cracked hinges21 ulæste / 21RickFlair, januar 2022
Book Glue10 ulæste / 10Glacierman, december 2021
Repairing a damaged slipcase15 ulæste / 15SamQTrust, november 2021
Getting rid of foul odors from used books37 ulæste / 37SamQTrust, november 2021
Repairing a crease in the spine of a cloth-bound book3 ulæste / 3mr.philistine, oktober 2021
Spots on book fore edge11 ulæste / 11ironjaw, oktober 2021
Fumigation2 ulæste / 2Glacierman, oktober 2021
Broken / Detached / Split Book Hinge6 ulæste / 6Glacierman, september 2021
How to distinguish between mold and acceptable foxing?8 ulæste / 8Glacierman, juli 2021
Tape stuck to book colored dust jacket2 ulæste / 2JerryMmm, juni 2021
Cloth covers & liquid spot3 ulæste / 3Glacierman, juni 2021
Book Warping?7 ulæste / 7Glacierman, maj 2021
Is this evidence of previous mold on my endpapers or dirt?6 ulæste / 6Glacierman, maj 2021
Books in shrink wrap13 ulæste / 13Glacierman, maj 2021
Storing pamphlets6 ulæste / 6Keeline, maj 2021
Can Foxing Happen on Coated Paper?1 ulæst / 1Acsis, maj 2021
Crushed corners7 ulæste / 7ironjaw, april 2021
Just bought LEC - Way of All Flesh. What should I do to the leather?13 ulæste / 13ironjaw, april 2021
Help Needed16 ulæste / 16mortalalliance, marts 2021
Seeking Group Administrator5 ulæste / 5anglemark, januar 2021
Help! Need to termite tent a house with 3000 books!2 ulæste / 22wonderY, januar 2021
Climate Controlled Storage Facilities6 ulæste / 6ulmannc, januar 2021
Limited Editions Club recommended a product called "Leather Vita"3 ulæste / 3MsMixte, januar 2021
How much does this foxing reduce the value?14 ulæste / 14cbellia, december 2020
Any ideas on cleaning cloth and buckram bindings?15 ulæste / 15varielle, september 2020
PVA glue to fix this slipcase?3 ulæste / 3kdweber, august 2020
A small puncture and other mild flaws to my LEC4 ulæste / 4kdweber, august 2020
How would you grade and repair this book? Would you repair it?10 ulæste / 10RickFlair, august 2020
Covers Stuck Together After Being in Storage5 ulæste / 5GreggMcG, august 2020
Library book circulation and cleaning during a pandemic10 ulæste / 10lesmel, august 2020
Do de-acid sprays like this work without wrinkling or damaging the pages?4 ulæste / 4jonsweitzerlamme, august 2020
Hardback decorative binding cord detached. Pictures inside.12 ulæste / 12Glacierman, juli 2020
UV filter17 ulæste / 17U_238, juli 2020
Are barrister bookcases the absolute best option for storing?9 ulæste / 9Glacierman, juli 2020
Rebinding and reprinting mass market paperbacks and hardbacks4 ulæste / 4kdweber, juli 2020
Repair damaged spine binding4 ulæste / 4lilithcat, juni 2020
How can I touch up this slight damage to slipcase during shipping?4 ulæste / 4Glacierman, juni 2020
Slip case touchup2 ulæste / 2RickFlair, juni 2020
Has anyone made their own dust jacket for a book?11 ulæste / 11NedBattle, marts 2020
Seek Advice Regarding Archival Cover for Hardcover Books without Dust Jackets14 ulæste / 14ReadTree, januar 2020
Heat and Humidity Questions8 ulæste / 8MarthaJeanne, september 2019
Storing Books in Underground Cavern3 ulæste / 3jonsweitzerlamme, september 2019
Using non-sticky plastic28 ulæste / 28WholeHouseLibrary, juni 2019
Advice on storing books10 ulæste / 10jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
how to remove adhesive residue from sticky notes2 ulæste / 2jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
Covers of a 1914 Edith Wharton set3 ulæste / 3benjclark, november 2018
Protecting rare books from humidity3 ulæste / 3eastonlionel, oktober 2018
Why do I keep staining my books?11 ulæste / 11PhaedraB, september 2018
Dust Jacket Covers1 ulæst / 1audduck, juli 2018
Centipede Press Humidity Issue Help3 ulæste / 3anglemark, juni 2018
Storing in an attic16 ulæste / 16MurkyBookend, april 2018
Library Books & Flu Germs14 ulæste / 14Hope_H, januar 2018
Risks of Storing Library Temporarily in a Garage?6 ulæste / 6PhaedraB, januar 2018
What to do with an 1852 set of Waverley Novels9 ulæste / 9laotzu225, november 2017
Sticky Acetate1 ulæst / 1EclecticIndulgence, oktober 2017
sticky/humid covers4 ulæste / 4melannen, oktober 2017
Help ink problem6 ulæste / 6kdweber, september 2017
Eliminating Ordor in Books88 ulæste / 88humouress, september 2017
Book Press Paint Schemes30 ulæste / 30TrippB, juni 2017
Removing stains (chocolate?) from pages8 ulæste / 8MarthaJeanne, maj 2017
PAGE CLEANING7 ulæste / 7jldarden, marts 2017
Post-poning moldy book repair1 ulæst / 1Veritasius, december 2016
Removing tea stain6 ulæste / 6Alexis.Rose, juni 2016
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