How to save kids book with loose pages.

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Ah, kids books. How they are made so weak….Pics show a hard bound book with sewn signatures. Both hinges AND spine are completely intact!! BUT, as shown, the first signature is still attached but very loose. And two other areas have split or pulled away from the mull/super. Short of a major overhaul, what might be a reasonable approach to keep this in circulation? The book itself is gorgeous and needs to be saved, somehow.

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    Asked on February 6, 2020 7:47 pm
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    I understand you are looking for a public library repair. Since a major overhaul aka a re-case (for this book) is out of the question for now, I can recommend some document repair tape. It is reversible with solvents so if the book ever made it to be overhauled none of the original material would be damaged. Glue won't help in this instance but archival document repair tape can bridge the gap and keep the pages from falling out.

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    Answered on February 6, 2020 8:20 pm
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      OK, thanks Sophia.

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      Answered on February 6, 2020 8:32 pm