Book Repair Tutorial from the Smithsonian

ScrapbookDon Stankavage of the Smithsonian Libraries’ blog Unbound found the perfect opportunity to help book lovers out last month.  One of the books in their collection needed to be repaired!  “As it was in a very typical state of disrepair, it allowed an opportunity to outline a standard treatment process.”

The post provides a step-by-step how-to on repairing books – the one used in the example was published in 1868!  The pictures and captions that make up the bulk of the post are perfect for visual learners.  Check it out, and then salvage one of your own books!

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