The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers

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This title is a booklovers' delight. Here in one witty, instructive volume is everything needed to know about storing, cleaning, fixing, shelving, mending, oiling, mailing, dusting, pasting, binding, gluing, deoderizing and otherwise guaranteeing a long shelf-life for your treasured tomes.
 

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If you own books, a few or many, old or new, and you care about your books I highly recommend you read this book. It will give you many simple, easy methods to keep your books clean and healthy. Read full review

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Great read for bibliophiles, and those who repair books. Good ideas, practical care for the professional book caretaker to the regular person wanting to take better care of their collections. Read full review

Contents

THE FRIENDS OF BOOKS i
1
THE ENEMIES OF BOOKS
15
CLEANING
27
REPAIRING
55
How TO HOUSE AND HANDLE BOOKS
93
REFLECTING ON BOOKS
115
A Modest Glossary
135
A Biblio List
145
Suppliers
159
The Book Arts and Conservation on the Internet
165
An Internet Miscellany
173
INDEX
183
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About the author (2004)

Margot Rosenberg and Bern Marcowitz are the founders and proprietors of Dog Lovers Bookshop (www.dogbooks.com). They are bookselling professionals who developed a keen interest in the welfare of the books they sell. They live in New York City.

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