Do you have books that need some TLC? And maybe you were impressed by BookIdeas’ post from November 18, 2014, A Bookbinder Near You, but don’t have one near you? Or, perhaps you consider yourself pretty handy or crafty, or both, and think you could do those much-needed book repairs yourself, if only you had some instruction? Well. Look no further, because today’s post is for you!
Book Repair Instructions has step-by-step guides for repairs on everything you can think of, including end papers, signatures, cleaning and repairing pages, spine repairs and more. Make sure to read the Glossary of Book Repair Terms first, though, to make sure you and the site’s author are talking about the same things. Book Repair Basics is also a vital early step, because there, the author touches on some very relevant points such as, Is my book worth repairing?, Book repair tools, How to make clam shell boxes, and other fundamentals of book repair.
Good luck! May all your broken spines be mended, and all your corners be made strong again.