I’m one of those people who has mixed feelings when I see altered books (and chairs made of books!) – I love the creativity, but I hate seeing books full of information destroyed. If you have a book you’ve found at a yard sale that you want to fix up, or a favorite book that you’ve read to pieces, I found this great online book repair manual.
If the binding is beyond repair, here’s a tutorial for binding photocopies. And here’s how to dry wet books. And SicPress, a nifty online shop for book repair and cleaning supplies.
2 thoughts on “How to repair books”
I know what you mean, it always makes me feel a bit uncomfortable too but then I always think that it’s that or being chucked out. That’d be fair worse.
I’m forever hauling boxes of paperbacks round to my sister and she repairs them with her thermal binder. I just can’t bear to throw them out. Books are like old friends.
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