Monday, February 24, 2014

Book Repair

I don't know about you, but my Media classes didn't cover book repair very in-depth.  Book repair was included on the list of things that could be done to earn practicum hours and we had to make short descriptions of how to repair books, but I didn't get a lot, if any, hands on practice repairing books. So I had to teach myself.

Luckily, most book repairs are pretty easy...tape a torn page together, glue a loose spine.  But some repairs are a little more involved and take more time. Those types of repairs I had to research and then I had to purchase the supplies to make the repairs if I didn't have them already. Chances are I already had the supplies, I just didn't know what they were for. The previous media specialists before me was at my school for over 20 years, so I am sure most of the supplies I needed are somewhere in the depths of the media storage in the back. educate myself on book repair, I found some YouTube videos, because, less face it, who has time to read a how to on book repair and then try to figure out what the how to is trying to say?  A video is shows you as well as tells you, so to me, it's a much better way of learning book repair.  

The videos I found most helpful were from Sophia Bogel of Save Your Books.  She has made 24 videos on book repair that are fairly short and easy to follow.  You can find her videos here.

There were a lot of other videos that I found so I compiled a Pinterest board of these videos for easy access.  I also pinned linked to helpful websites and blogs about book repair.  If you're interested, you can see my Pinterest board here.

Do you have any helpful tips about book repair?

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