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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 books with notching 

The problem

What to do

What not to do


Do not attempt a temporary fix with a non neutral adhesive tape. The acid adhesive tape spots the paper and lasts not more than three or four years.

commercial adhesive tape
It is recommended not to restore the original binding with notching.


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