I started Save Your Books as the resource I wish existed 25 years ago…

Back then, I worked at Anthony’s Bookshop in Minneapolis MN. I had just left my job at the University of Minnesota’s Library Re-bindery and thought I would try bookselling. It was while working at Anthony’s that I realized that all I wanted to do was fix up the books so they could find good homes.

Since then, I have concentrated on learning everything I could to not only save books physically but also to preserve their value. The resources I found in books and online were either overly technical and assumed you had a bindery full of tools or else they were meant for librarians whose goal is to circulate books a maximum number of times. Save Your Books promotes simple archival book repairs designed from a conservation perspective.

Sophia S.W. Bogle