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A Simple Book Repair Manual

Book and repair supplies laid out on a mat







HTML format

PDF format, 27.5MB

Individual Repair Chapters (PDFs)

Four Flap Wrapper


Torn pages

Tip in a Page *video included

Hinge Repair

Corner Repair *video included

Sewing a Single Signature

Spine Repair

Air Dry Method

Hinge Tightening *video included



2019 Revision

Project Lead: Madeline Miller
Production Assistance: Lizzie Curran, Deborah Howe, Jenny Mullins and Barb Sagraves
TEI Encoding Assistance: Mina Rakhra
Copyright Assistance: Jen Green
Video & Photography Assistance: Analisa Goodmann

Funding for this website was provided in 1996 by the National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and Dartmouth College Library. NCPTT's Preservation Technology and Training Grants program develops partners in non-profit organizations, universities and government agencies throughout the United States to complete critical preservation work and lends significant support to cutting-edge developments in the conservation and preservation community.
Website contents are solely the responsibility of the Preservation Services and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the National Park Service or the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.