Included in the Book Repair Kit
Note: Before 2022, there were three different kits and I mention them in many videos. This kit contains a consolidation of the previous book repair kit and the page repair kit. See product description for details of everything included.
What’s in the kit?
I chose the following tools and materials based on what I wish I had available when I was starting out doing book repair. The focus is on archival materials and the best tools for the job. I don’t include PVA glue in the kit because it has shipping limitations so it would need to be purchased separately. If PVA freezes it goes bad and won’t stick.
- Nori Paste
- Baking parchment
- 320 grit sandpaper
- 100 grit sandpaper
Tissues & Papers:
- Hinging Tissue 12 gsm
- Brown Yatsuo 40 gsm
- Black Yatsuo 40 gsm
- White Sekishu 30 gsm
- Natural Sekishu 30 gsm
- Dove Gray Antique Endleaf 70 lb
- Bone folder
- Shadow tracer
- Brush – Flat
- Brush – Pointy
- Spray bottle
- Orange stick
- Binder clip
- Corner pressing boards
- Joint pressing rods
- Edge cutter / Knife sharpener
- Book Repair Knife (right handed)
Bonus! Chapter 6: Book Damage and Treatment Options from Book Restoration Unveiled.
“Sophia’s interviews with a number of experts help the reader understand the most fundamental issues about book restoration.”
~ John Henley, rare book appraiser
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With over 50 online book repair courses it’s easy to find the one you need! To start, consider taking the Foundation Courses. They include information about materials and tools that will be helpful for all the other courses. If you need more help to repair your books consider purchasing a one-on-one Zoom consultation. And be sure to make use of the student forum. Ask your questions there so that others can benefit!