Book Repair for Booksellers: A guide for booksellers offering practical advice on book repair
A handy guide for booksellers and book collectors offering practical advice on how to improve the quality and look of your books and ephemera. Finally a book on book repair for the rest of us. Clear, easy to follow directions for repairing books at home or in the shop. Includes torn pages, shaken spines, library pockets, bookplates, stickers, crayon, writing, insects, leather care and much more. 88 pages.
The handiest book repair guide ever!
By Lee C. Kirk "The Prints & The Paper" - August 5, 2009
I'm amazed that someone found this book "useless." As a professional bookseller I keep my copy in the top drawer of my repair table (along with my essential book repair supplies) while other books on the subject sit on a shelf. THIS book gives all the info you need for simple cleanups and repairs with clear, uncomplicated instructions, including some that are NOT in the academic repair manuals. The author also sells a full line of repair products, which are also right there in the drawers. I can't say how many hundreds of dollars this books has saved me, both in money saved from hiring professional services for small jobs, and in the added value to books that I have cleaned and repaired following these guidelines. Kudos to the author, and deep gratitude! Lee Kirk, The Prints & The Paper (bookseller)
Easy to use & very practical
By R. Bartlett "REB" - August 5, 2009
A very useful "how to" with step-by-step directions for a wide range of book cleaning jobs and small repairs. This manual is great for finding solutions for specific problems in order to improve the appearance and overall condition of books. I owned the last edition ("Unbound") and bought this one too as the author had greatly expanded it. It is the kind of book you flip through whenever you are stumped -- it proves that it really is possible to take a worn or dirty book and make it look (and work) much better, primarily with supplies you have on hand or can easily obtain. The author clearly has a lot of practical experience and I have been very pleased with the directions provided and the results.
I own a number of books on repair and binding, but most of these are directed either at librarians (who seem to put tape on everything) or professional conservators. I think this book fills an important niche - for collectors or sellers who don't have the time or expertise to do... read more
Best How To Repair Book Guide
By Prof. Docwell "Docwell" - August 6, 2009
I keep this how-to book with my box of book repair supplies, which this book and earlier guidelines by the author helped me to compile, many from the author's own website at very reasonable prices.
I am a college professor so the books I can afford to collect are often not in the best of condition, and although I am considered a person who knows how to repair many different kinds of things, I am no book repair expert. With the simple, step-by-step instructions I have returned many books to good useable and even gift-giving condition.
I read the negative review by M. Diamond and was amazed at how she could come to her conclusions about the usefulness of the book. So, I decided to review Diamonds other reviews. One of her other negative book reviews starts with, "First, let me acknowledge that I haven't actually read this book." I don't think the value of her reviews needs further consideration.
Consulting may be defined as the art of influencing people at their request. The Secrets of Consulting takes you behind the scenes of that art, explaining in detail why the world of consulting seems ...