Yes, I am a book worm! There’s nothing that can transport me away from the everyday like a good book in a quiet corner.

Like many bookworms I have an extensive and well used library. Over the years I have seen some of these favourites deteriorate with use, time and the vagaries of weather. So I have put together this website with some of the easier repair tasks you can do yourself.

All the instructions have been tested and many are used in libraries throughout the world. Much of the valuable practical information has come from the definitive handbook written by Artemis BonaDea.

I hope you find the answers you need here to keep your precious books in good reading order.

If you get stuck drop me a line at

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