How to Begin to Repair Your Books
Welcome to Save Your Books! If you haven’t registered yet, go ahead and get that done. Registering allows you to take all the free courses available and gives you access to the student forum. What’s next? What do you need to begin to repair your books? Without knowing how far you have already come in your studies I thought I would just start at the beginning. I am going to go ahead and assume that you are starting with a blank slate even though it is far more likely you have some tools and materials and knowledge already. Use this lesson as a checklist to create your book repair work station. When you have checked all the boxes (◊) you will be ready to get started repairing your books. Then you can choose your first project. Look for some good beginner project suggestions at the end of the lesson.
Click the “ Curriculum” Tab to get to the Lesson
- No Video
- Step by step Instructions
- Create your Book Repair Workspace
- Gather Tools
- Gather Materials
- Choose your First Book Repair Project with suggested Courses.
PERPETUAL CAVEAT: Never repair rare and/or scarce books. When in doubt only do preservation treatments and consult an accredited professional.
Learning at a good paceI’m very new, new at this so I’m very glad you started out the way you have, plus I’m old and slow. I’ve always collected poem books mostly old ones now that I want to make my books handable (lol) I want nothing to harm them these will be books left for others to let them learn a little bit about me. I love books. I just bought a 500 year old Bible wow I may do nothing to it but have a glass box made for it with a wide ribbon laying on the bottom if it ever does get Ickes up, I really would like to take I class with someone befor I even start my first repair. Right now I am getting the glues yard and other things I need together . Plus taking plenty of notes. Once I get everything together I’ll pick a easy book to do. Where is the best place to order my needs? Thank you very much. Elaine
Shopping for beginner info for a book repair classIt's a good website for beginning students. I will be teaching Repairs for Your Personal Library at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in January. Wanted an online resource that is comprehensive and makes sense. Also like your sense of humor! The only reason I have for four stars, instead of five, is the website is a little awkward to navigate. (But I've never set up a website, so what do I know?) Linda Rollins Capella Book Arts, GBW Member since 1994, Silver Spring, MD