By way of Mister Jalopy and Dinosaurs + Robots comes this interesting tip on repairing paperback book covers by reheated and reseating the cover to the spine. I’m definitely going to try this (first on an expendable title, as suggested).

Ironing Paperback Spines

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Gary

    I cut up a book to scan it and then bound it together again with the liquid rubber they use to coat tool handles. Tried it the first time today and it seems to work.