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The Hive

Book Damage and Treatment Options: Is Restoration Worth It?

With so many ways to treat book damage and many considerations to make, a wise choice can spare you the agony of a destroyed book. Learn to assess your books and decide who should do the treatment.

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Book Damage and Treatment Options: Is Restoration Worth It?
Book Damage and Treatment Options: Is Restoration Worth It?

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Hive, 2904 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, USA

About the event

With so many ways to treat book damage and many considerations to make, a wise choice can spare you the agony of a destroyed book. Learn to assess your books and decide who should do the treatment.

Students need to bring the following:

1/2” flat brush

Pointy brush

12” long (or so) bamboo skewers or long knitting needles

White polymer eraser

Books: Cloth-bound and (optional) paperback books that need to be repaired with the following kinds of damage:

  • Loose inner hinges
  • Loose outer joints
  • Broken outer joints
  • Unwanted marks on pages
  • Loose pages
  • Tears in pages (wide variety) This can be part of the others.
  • Any books you have questions about.

Sophia S.W. Bogle has a diploma in Book Conservation from the American Academy of Bookbinding and has been restoring books professionally for over 30 years. Her website, www.SaveYourBooks.com, offers step-by-step video courses for book lovers and book collectors. She was recently featured in WIRED's Obsessed series, and can be found through Save Your Books on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, where she does live book restorations nearly every Thursday. Sophia resides in Oregon.

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