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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PinnedResources6 ulæste / 6jonsweitzerlamme, oktober 26
PinnedWelcome!14 ulæste / 14cbellia, lørdag 11:22am
Book Glue8 ulæste / 8SamQTrust, tirsdag 10:57pm
Ways to Protect Books from Termites10 ulæste / 10SamQTrust, mandag 12:35am
Restaining/ Repairing stained or silverfish/moth eaten cloth cover HBacks5 ulæste / 5SamQTrust, mandag 12:26am
Cracked hinges18 ulæste / 18SamQTrust, november 3
Repairing a damaged slipcase15 ulæste / 15SamQTrust, november 3
Getting rid of foul odors from used books37 ulæste / 37SamQTrust, november 3
Repairing a crease in the spine of a cloth-bound book3 ulæste / 3mr.philistine, oktober 28
Spots on book fore edge11 ulæste / 11ironjaw, oktober 13
Fumigation2 ulæste / 2Glacierman, oktober 12
Broken / Detached / Split Book Hinge6 ulæste / 6Glacierman, september 25
How to distinguish between mold and acceptable foxing?8 ulæste / 8Glacierman, juli 28
Tape stuck to book colored dust jacket2 ulæste / 2JerryMmm, juni 25
Cloth covers & liquid spot3 ulæste / 3Glacierman, juni 2
Book Warping?7 ulæste / 7Glacierman, maj 11
Is this evidence of previous mold on my endpapers or dirt?6 ulæste / 6Glacierman, maj 11
Books in shrink wrap13 ulæste / 13Glacierman, maj 11
De-Sticky Book Jacket Covers20 ulæste / 20Keeline, maj 10
Storing pamphlets6 ulæste / 6Keeline, maj 10
Can Foxing Happen on Coated Paper?1 ulæst / 1Acsis, maj 4
Crushed corners7 ulæste / 7ironjaw, april 13
Just bought LEC - Way of All Flesh. What should I do to the leather?13 ulæste / 13ironjaw, april 3
Help Needed16 ulæste / 16mortalalliance, marts 5
Technical terms17 ulæste / 17varielle, marts 3
Have you ever taken a book to Asia for months or longer? What about the humidity?14 ulæste / 14Glacierman, januar 28
Seeking Group Administrator5 ulæste / 5anglemark, januar 28
Help! Need to termite tent a house with 3000 books!2 ulæste / 22wonderY, januar 9
Climate Controlled Storage Facilities6 ulæste / 6ulmannc, januar 7
Limited Editions Club recommended a product called "Leather Vita"3 ulæste / 3MsMixte, januar 3
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
Repairing a tear in glossy paper5 ulæste / 5jonsweitzerlamme, 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
How to prevent mold in a tropical climate?19 ulæste / 19humouress, 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 cleaning8 ulæste / 8cbellia, april 2017
PAGE CLEANING7 ulæste / 7jldarden, marts 2017
Post-poning moldy book repair1 ulæst / 1Veritasius, december 2016
Removing tea stain6 ulæste / 6Alexis.Rose, juni 2016
A good book repair person for mom's bible2 ulæste / 2lilithcat, april 2016
Shipping and Storing a Book Collection22 ulæste / 22shikari, december 2015
Recommendations sought for a binder in the UK9 ulæste / 9bluepiano, oktober 2015
Sticky dust jacket -- removal7 ulæste / 7anglemark, september 2015
removal of book plates and other glued in items in the frontispiece?16 ulæste / 16shikari, september 2015
Removing an adhesive sticker3 ulæste / 3Crypto-Willobie, august 2015
Cleaning plan for Library5 ulæste / 5MarthaJeanne, august 2015
Strange Marks on Book Cover - Hoping it's Not Mold????13 ulæste / 13TheSkaFish, juni 2015
Stickers!50 ulæste / 50laytonwoman3rd, juni 2015
need a couple slipcases9 ulæste / 9TLCrawford, maj 2015
Mold and Sunshine9 ulæste / 92wonderY, maj 2015
writing in ink9 ulæste / 9BookishKen, februar 2015
Cleaning leather leatherette book binding7 ulæste / 7BookishKen, januar 2015
Air purifier for preservation?16 ulæste / 16TLCrawford, januar 2015
Book Repair - Videos9 ulæste / 92wonderY, december 2014
Music sheet repair27 ulæste / 27Artymedon, november 2014
horrible white residue2 ulæste / 2rudel519, oktober 2014
Covering old books with cotton fabric8 ulæste / 8SomethingWicked, oktober 2014
Cleaning grimy uncoated book covers8 ulæste / 82wonderY, oktober 2014
Removing ink, highlighters and stamps33 ulæste / 33esclewis, september 2014
Tape residue8 ulæste / 8TLCrawford, august 2014
Resin Stain and Page Gloss2 ulæste / 2btdart, august 2014
Dusting books17 ulæste / 17varielle, juni 2014
A few mouldy paperbacks - chuck 'em?18 ulæste / 18SaintSunniva, maj 2014
Rat Urine1 ulæst / 1Solecist, april 2014
Using fine sandpaper6 ulæste / 6Africansky1, marts 2014
Advice on cleaning this leather binding3 ulæste / 3Sami_Bolman, februar 2014
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