Author Archives: erasergirl

Why am I smelling vanilla? Has a new piece up “Why “old book smell” has hints of vanilla” drawing on by Joachim Koch ‘s ILAB article “Is It More Than “Old Book Smell”?” Hundreds of different chemicals are emitted by paper, binding, glue, and ink as they break down over time. The high point is a marvelous infographic: British […]

The Care and Feeding of Books, 1947

  About Blooks is a relatively new blog by Mindell Dubansky head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Blooks are objects that look like books but aren’t. The lastest post depicting a contemporary ‘book repair kit’ inside a gilded leather binding, entitled The Care and Feeding of […]

Book Repair for Booksellers reviewed on Americana Exchange Monthly

Americana Exchange Monthly Articles – July – 2014 Issue Book Repair for Booksellers – by Susan Halas Veteran Massachusetts bookseller Joyce Godsey has written a short and useful guide to basic book repairs. Her advice is: “If the book is worth more than $250, send it to a professional or sell it AS IS.” But, […]

Book Repairs by a Gentleman

Book Repairs Gentleman Jim Arner of Wyoming Mercantile is now accepting books for repairs/restorations. For details and examples visit his book repairs page. Contact G’Jim to discuss details of your project. Custom Book Boxes Handcrafted, custom slip cases, clam-shell boxes (also known as drop-spine, or Solander, boxes), and two-piece boxes, built to house and protect […]