As a follow-up to his popular Book Doctor blog posts, expert John Ison answers your specific book repair questions, both common and unique. Learn how to remove a grease stain, fix the spine on a children’s book and what to do when your cat attacks your paperwork.
About John Ison
John Ison retired in 2011 after working with Demco for more than 25 years, most recently as the Director of Library Relations. During that time he conducted over 300 book repair workshops, wrote the Demco Collection Care Guide, and wrote and produced the Demco Collection Care DVD.
Got pencil, crayon or ink marks in your books? Dirty covers? How about gum? The Book Doctor will teach you how to properly clean your books.
High acidity and books don’t mix, but what do you do about it? The Book Doctor to the rescue. Learn about book repair and why the right pH is so important.
What do you do if the cover of a book falls off? Hint: The right kind of book binding repair tape matters. In part 2 of this post, the Doc shows you what to do.
Hardbound books can take quite a beating, but sometimes you’ll need to step in for some book binding repair. In this post, the Doc repairs a broken hinge.
Oh, yes librarians like to have fun! See if you can spot what’s wrong with this picture for a chance to win a book repair package. Contest expires 9/4/15.
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