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How to rebind damaged books. From the problem to the solution.

Dust Jacket
Detached cover
Title on the spine
Broken spine
High spine
Buckling book
Broken section book
Broken single leaf book
Broken books with notching
Singer sewing
Tear leaf
Detached leaf
Adhesive tape



Broken spine 

Cotton tape and acid-free paper
While you wait for a new binding, use cotton tape and acid-free paper to hold together the detached or broken spine to the book.
tape around a broken spine
Broken spine cover
Have the new cover always done with a loosely attached spine, even if it requires flexible sewing around the cords.
loosely attached spine

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