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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VastgezetResources6 ongelezen / 6jonsweitzerlamme, oktober 2021
VastgezetWelcome!14 ongelezen / 14cbellia, november 2021
Oak Knoll Sale on Bookbinding Titles1 ongelezen / 1lilithcat, dinsdag 10:47am
How to know if foxing is mold that will spread6 ongelezen / 6Glacierman, juli 25
Protect exterior of slipcase with scotchguard "like" material.11 ongelezen / 11humouress, mei 8
Ways to Protect Books from Termites12 ongelezen / 12Frank_Zwolinski, mei 7
Removing foxing4 ongelezen / 4Andy_Dingley, mei 4
Have you ever taken a book to Asia for months or longer? What about the humidity?15 ongelezen / 15humouress, april 17
Stickers on book jackets4 ongelezen / 4Keeline, april 16
Books fit really tightly in slipcase after adding DJ protectors6 ongelezen / 6Keeline, april 10
Sewn and glued book hinge is unglued12 ongelezen / 12Glacierman, maart 30
Conservator needed for a bug eradication in SW England1 ongelezen / 1Andy_Dingley, maart 18
Cracked hinges21 ongelezen / 21RickFlair, januari 7
Split endpaper and acidic newspaper clip on this 90 year old book1 ongelezen / 1RickFlair, januari 7
Book Glue10 ongelezen / 10Glacierman, december 2021
Restaining/ Repairing stained or silverfish/moth eaten cloth cover HBacks5 ongelezen / 5SamQTrust, november 2021
Repairing a damaged slipcase15 ongelezen / 15SamQTrust, november 2021
Getting rid of foul odors from used books37 ongelezen / 37SamQTrust, november 2021
Repairing a crease in the spine of a cloth-bound book3 ongelezen / 3mr.philistine, oktober 2021
Spots on book fore edge11 ongelezen / 11ironjaw, oktober 2021
Fumigation2 ongelezen / 2Glacierman, oktober 2021
Broken / Detached / Split Book Hinge6 ongelezen / 6Glacierman, september 2021
How to distinguish between mold and acceptable foxing?8 ongelezen / 8Glacierman, juli 2021
Tape stuck to book colored dust jacket2 ongelezen / 2JerryMmm, juni 2021
Cloth covers & liquid spot3 ongelezen / 3Glacierman, juni 2021
Book Warping?7 ongelezen / 7Glacierman, mei 2021
Is this evidence of previous mold on my endpapers or dirt?6 ongelezen / 6Glacierman, mei 2021
Books in shrink wrap13 ongelezen / 13Glacierman, mei 2021
De-Sticky Book Jacket Covers20 ongelezen / 20Keeline, mei 2021
Storing pamphlets6 ongelezen / 6Keeline, mei 2021
Can Foxing Happen on Coated Paper?1 ongelezen / 1Acsis, mei 2021
Crushed corners7 ongelezen / 7ironjaw, april 2021
Just bought LEC - Way of All Flesh. What should I do to the leather?13 ongelezen / 13ironjaw, april 2021
Help Needed16 ongelezen / 16mortalalliance, maart 2021
Technical terms17 ongelezen / 17varielle, maart 2021
Seeking Group Administrator5 ongelezen / 5anglemark, januari 2021
Help! Need to termite tent a house with 3000 books!2 ongelezen / 22wonderY, januari 2021
Climate Controlled Storage Facilities6 ongelezen / 6ulmannc, januari 2021
Limited Editions Club recommended a product called "Leather Vita"3 ongelezen / 3MsMixte, januari 2021
How much does this foxing reduce the value?14 ongelezen / 14cbellia, december 2020
Any ideas on cleaning cloth and buckram bindings?15 ongelezen / 15varielle, september 2020
PVA glue to fix this slipcase?3 ongelezen / 3kdweber, augustus 2020
A small puncture and other mild flaws to my LEC4 ongelezen / 4kdweber, augustus 2020
How would you grade and repair this book? Would you repair it?10 ongelezen / 10RickFlair, augustus 2020
Covers Stuck Together After Being in Storage5 ongelezen / 5GreggMcG, augustus 2020
Library book circulation and cleaning during a pandemic10 ongelezen / 10lesmel, augustus 2020
Do de-acid sprays like this work without wrinkling or damaging the pages?4 ongelezen / 4jonsweitzerlamme, augustus 2020
Hardback decorative binding cord detached. Pictures inside.12 ongelezen / 12Glacierman, juli 2020
UV filter17 ongelezen / 17U_238, juli 2020
Are barrister bookcases the absolute best option for storing?9 ongelezen / 9Glacierman, juli 2020
Rebinding and reprinting mass market paperbacks and hardbacks4 ongelezen / 4kdweber, juli 2020
Repair damaged spine binding4 ongelezen / 4lilithcat, juni 2020
How can I touch up this slight damage to slipcase during shipping?4 ongelezen / 4Glacierman, juni 2020
Slip case touchup2 ongelezen / 2RickFlair, juni 2020
Has anyone made their own dust jacket for a book?11 ongelezen / 11NedBattle, maart 2020
Seek Advice Regarding Archival Cover for Hardcover Books without Dust Jackets14 ongelezen / 14ReadTree, januari 2020
Heat and Humidity Questions8 ongelezen / 8MarthaJeanne, september 2019
Storing Books in Underground Cavern3 ongelezen / 3jonsweitzerlamme, september 2019
Using non-sticky plastic28 ongelezen / 28WholeHouseLibrary, juni 2019
Advice on storing books10 ongelezen / 10jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
how to remove adhesive residue from sticky notes2 ongelezen / 2jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
Repairing a tear in glossy paper5 ongelezen / 5jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
Covers of a 1914 Edith Wharton set3 ongelezen / 3benjclark, november 2018
Protecting rare books from humidity3 ongelezen / 3eastonlionel, oktober 2018
Why do I keep staining my books?11 ongelezen / 11PhaedraB, september 2018
Dust Jacket Covers1 ongelezen / 1audduck, juli 2018
Centipede Press Humidity Issue Help3 ongelezen / 3anglemark, juni 2018
Storing in an attic16 ongelezen / 16MurkyBookend, april 2018
Library Books & Flu Germs14 ongelezen / 14Hope_H, januari 2018
Risks of Storing Library Temporarily in a Garage?6 ongelezen / 6PhaedraB, januari 2018
What to do with an 1852 set of Waverley Novels9 ongelezen / 9laotzu225, november 2017
Sticky Acetate1 ongelezen / 1EclecticIndulgence, oktober 2017
sticky/humid covers4 ongelezen / 4melannen, oktober 2017
Help ink problem6 ongelezen / 6kdweber, september 2017
How to prevent mold in a tropical climate?19 ongelezen / 19humouress, september 2017
Eliminating Ordor in Books88 ongelezen / 88humouress, september 2017
Book Press Paint Schemes30 ongelezen / 30TrippB, juni 2017
Removing stains (chocolate?) from pages8 ongelezen / 8MarthaJeanne, mei 2017
page cleaning8 ongelezen / 8cbellia, april 2017
PAGE CLEANING7 ongelezen / 7jldarden, maart 2017
Post-poning moldy book repair1 ongelezen / 1Veritasius, december 2016
Removing tea stain6 ongelezen / 6Alexis.Rose, juni 2016
A good book repair person for mom's bible2 ongelezen / 2lilithcat, april 2016
Shipping and Storing a Book Collection22 ongelezen / 22shikari, december 2015
Recommendations sought for a binder in the UK9 ongelezen / 9bluepiano, oktober 2015
Sticky dust jacket -- removal7 ongelezen / 7anglemark, september 2015
removal of book plates and other glued in items in the frontispiece?16 ongelezen / 16shikari, september 2015
Removing an adhesive sticker3 ongelezen / 3Crypto-Willobie, augustus 2015
Cleaning plan for Library5 ongelezen / 5MarthaJeanne, augustus 2015
Strange Marks on Book Cover - Hoping it's Not Mold????13 ongelezen / 13TheSkaFish, juni 2015
Stickers!50 ongelezen / 50laytonwoman3rd, juni 2015
need a couple slipcases9 ongelezen / 9TLCrawford, mei 2015
Mold and Sunshine9 ongelezen / 92wonderY, mei 2015
writing in ink9 ongelezen / 9BookishKen, februari 2015
Cleaning leather leatherette book binding7 ongelezen / 7BookishKen, januari 2015
Air purifier for preservation?16 ongelezen / 16TLCrawford, januari 2015
Book Repair - Videos9 ongelezen / 92wonderY, december 2014
Music sheet repair27 ongelezen / 27Artymedon, november 2014
horrible white residue2 ongelezen / 2rudel519, oktober 2014
Covering old books with cotton fabric8 ongelezen / 8SomethingWicked, oktober 2014
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