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Repairing Books with The Book Doctor

   December 1st, 2011 Brian Herzog

My coworker Sharon sent me this video just before Thanksgiving, and I thought it was pretty neat - Simon Demosthene at Harvard's Gutman Library talks about repairing books:

I'm not sure if this has made the rounds yet or not, so I apologize if it's old news. I tried to check that with the Is It Old?, which said it was still okay to share, so here you go. Incidentally, I learned of Is It Old? via Lifehacker's recent single-purpose website roundup (I like single-serving websites).

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Book Binding Tutorial Videos

   August 19th, 2008 Brian Herzog

Not that anyone looking couldn't find these on their own, but I read about these book binding videos on the studiotwentysix2 blog and like them.

As Tom says, they're not edge-of-your-seat exciting, but they are very useful and instructional. Actually, they're very reminiscent of a book binding and repair workshop I took in library school, except in nice, short chunks instead of a five hour workshop.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

The sewing template is available on the paperdesign.de website.

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