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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FastnålatResources7 olästa / 7ABlueBunny, januari 17
FastnålatWelcome!14 olästa / 14cbellia, november 2021
Can I repair damage to a old leather back book, without disassembling it? (Small "pull out book with finger damage")3 olästa / 3TELJET, september 11
Damaged cover repair/mitigation15 olästa / 15Glacierman, augusti 4
How to clean this white "mold" from leather back?6 olästa / 6TELJET, juli 31
Book Grading30 olästa / 30Keeline, juli 4
Help; I think I’ve got book mites4 olästa / 4humouress, juni 26
Ways to Protect Books from Termites13 olästa / 13humouress, juni 26
Repairing a tear in glossy paper13 olästa / 13Glacierman, juni 24
Removing the smell of incense or similar perfumes2 olästa / 2Glacierman, juni 11
page cleaning12 olästa / 12varielle, maj 17
Sewn and glued book hinge is unglued14 olästa / 14Keeline, maj 9
OT: A Books About Books project4 olästa / 4Glacierman, april 29
CANCELLED: "Caring for Your Personal - Collections: A Conservator’s View" - Virtual Lecture, 3/25/232 olästa / 2lilithcat, februari 25
Restaining/ Repairing stained or silverfish/moth eaten cloth cover HBacks15 olästa / 15varielle, februari 17
"Conservation of a Medieval Chained Binding" - Virtual Lecture, 2/18/231 oläst / 1lilithcat, februari 14
Dusting books21 olästa / 21mr.philistine, januari 30
Foxing or mold?6 olästa / 6lagamine, januari 28
Stain removal from paper10 olästa / 10kdweber, januari 16
Climate Change and Book Preservation1 oläst / 1genesisdiem, januari 9
covering a hardback book6 olästa / 6poppycocteau, december 2022
Stickers on book jackets5 olästa / 5DuncanHill, december 2022
De-Sticky Book Jacket Covers21 olästa / 21HermeticHermit, november 2022
Removing foxing11 olästa / 11fayevert, november 2022
Toxic bindings!11 olästa / 11fayevert, november 2022
Protect exterior of slipcase with scotchguard "like" material.20 olästa / 20fayevert, november 2022
Technical terms18 olästa / 18fayevert, oktober 2022
Split endpaper and acidic newspaper clip on this 90 year old book9 olästa / 9terebinth, oktober 2022
How to reattach center page to stitched signature?3 olästa / 3mr.philistine, september 2022
Un-creasing and Un-folding paper9 olästa / 9maisiedotes, september 2022
Oak Knoll Sale on Bookbinding Titles1 oläst / 1lilithcat, augusti 2022
How to know if foxing is mold that will spread6 olästa / 6Glacierman, juli 2022
Have you ever taken a book to Asia for months or longer? What about the humidity?15 olästa / 15humouress, april 2022
Books fit really tightly in slipcase after adding DJ protectors6 olästa / 6Keeline, april 2022
Conservator needed for a bug eradication in SW England1 oläst / 1Andy_Dingley, mars 2022
Cracked hinges21 olästa / 21RickFlair, januari 2022
Book Glue10 olästa / 10Glacierman, december 2021
Repairing a damaged slipcase15 olästa / 15SamQTrust, november 2021
Getting rid of foul odors from used books37 olästa / 37SamQTrust, november 2021
Repairing a crease in the spine of a cloth-bound book3 olästa / 3mr.philistine, oktober 2021
Spots on book fore edge11 olästa / 11ironjaw, oktober 2021
Fumigation2 olästa / 2Glacierman, oktober 2021
Broken / Detached / Split Book Hinge6 olästa / 6Glacierman, september 2021
How to distinguish between mold and acceptable foxing?8 olästa / 8Glacierman, juli 2021
Tape stuck to book colored dust jacket2 olästa / 2JerryMmm, juni 2021
Cloth covers & liquid spot3 olästa / 3Glacierman, juni 2021
Book Warping?7 olästa / 7Glacierman, maj 2021
Is this evidence of previous mold on my endpapers or dirt?6 olästa / 6Glacierman, maj 2021
Books in shrink wrap13 olästa / 13Glacierman, maj 2021
Storing pamphlets6 olästa / 6Keeline, maj 2021
Can Foxing Happen on Coated Paper?1 oläst / 1Acsis, maj 2021
Crushed corners7 olästa / 7ironjaw, april 2021
Just bought LEC - Way of All Flesh. What should I do to the leather?13 olästa / 13ironjaw, april 2021
Help Needed16 olästa / 16mortalalliance, mars 2021
Seeking Group Administrator5 olästa / 5anglemark, januari 2021
Help! Need to termite tent a house with 3000 books!2 olästa / 22wonderY, januari 2021
Climate Controlled Storage Facilities6 olästa / 6ulmannc, januari 2021
Limited Editions Club recommended a product called "Leather Vita"3 olästa / 3MsMixte, januari 2021
How much does this foxing reduce the value?14 olästa / 14cbellia, december 2020
Any ideas on cleaning cloth and buckram bindings?15 olästa / 15varielle, september 2020
PVA glue to fix this slipcase?3 olästa / 3kdweber, augusti 2020
A small puncture and other mild flaws to my LEC4 olästa / 4kdweber, augusti 2020
How would you grade and repair this book? Would you repair it?10 olästa / 10RickFlair, augusti 2020
Covers Stuck Together After Being in Storage5 olästa / 5GreggMcG, augusti 2020
Library book circulation and cleaning during a pandemic10 olästa / 10lesmel, augusti 2020
Do de-acid sprays like this work without wrinkling or damaging the pages?4 olästa / 4jonsweitzerlamme, augusti 2020
Hardback decorative binding cord detached. Pictures inside.12 olästa / 12Glacierman, juli 2020
UV filter17 olästa / 17U_238, juli 2020
Are barrister bookcases the absolute best option for storing?9 olästa / 9Glacierman, juli 2020
Rebinding and reprinting mass market paperbacks and hardbacks4 olästa / 4kdweber, juli 2020
Repair damaged spine binding4 olästa / 4lilithcat, juni 2020
How can I touch up this slight damage to slipcase during shipping?4 olästa / 4Glacierman, juni 2020
Slip case touchup2 olästa / 2RickFlair, juni 2020
Has anyone made their own dust jacket for a book?11 olästa / 11NedBattle, mars 2020
Seek Advice Regarding Archival Cover for Hardcover Books without Dust Jackets14 olästa / 14ReadTree, januari 2020
Heat and Humidity Questions8 olästa / 8MarthaJeanne, september 2019
Storing Books in Underground Cavern3 olästa / 3jonsweitzerlamme, september 2019
Using non-sticky plastic28 olästa / 28WholeHouseLibrary, juni 2019
Advice on storing books10 olästa / 10jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
how to remove adhesive residue from sticky notes2 olästa / 2jonsweitzerlamme, november 2018
Covers of a 1914 Edith Wharton set3 olästa / 3benjclark, november 2018
Protecting rare books from humidity3 olästa / 3eastonlionel, oktober 2018
Why do I keep staining my books?11 olästa / 11PhaedraB, september 2018
Dust Jacket Covers1 oläst / 1audduck, juli 2018
Centipede Press Humidity Issue Help3 olästa / 3anglemark, juni 2018
Storing in an attic16 olästa / 16MurkyBookend, april 2018
Library Books & Flu Germs14 olästa / 14Hope_H, januari 2018
Risks of Storing Library Temporarily in a Garage?6 olästa / 6PhaedraB, januari 2018
What to do with an 1852 set of Waverley Novels9 olästa / 9laotzu225, november 2017
Sticky Acetate1 oläst / 1EclecticIndulgence, oktober 2017
sticky/humid covers4 olästa / 4melannen, oktober 2017
Help ink problem6 olästa / 6kdweber, september 2017
How to prevent mold in a tropical climate?19 olästa / 19humouress, september 2017
Eliminating Ordor in Books88 olästa / 88humouress, september 2017
Book Press Paint Schemes30 olästa / 30TrippB, juni 2017
Removing stains (chocolate?) from pages8 olästa / 8MarthaJeanne, maj 2017
PAGE CLEANING7 olästa / 7jldarden, mars 2017
Post-poning moldy book repair1 oläst / 1Veritasius, december 2016
Removing tea stain6 olästa / 6Alexis.Rose, juni 2016
A good book repair person for mom's bible2 olästa / 2lilithcat, april 2016
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