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Someone folded up their library check-out receipt into a paper crane, and left it in the back of this book.

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risilovesink: We have a set of these odd sewing keys that were cast instead of punched. I think they look like cephalopods.

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Nice video showing the making of a leather-covered book with laced-on boards. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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making pastepapers

making pastepapers For the most recent Boss Dog Press imprint, Three Lectures, I wanted to do paper over board bindings as an homage to the small paper covered Insel Verlag titles in Trudi and Fritz Eberhardt’s personal library.  A number of pastepaper trials were unsatisfactory until a small brain-squall prompted a change in the process which […]

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Railroad book with railroad ticket endpapers.

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Your Old Books – RBMS – Rare Books & Manuscripts Section

Your Old Books – RBMS – Rare Books & Manuscripts Section This guide addresses some frequently asked questions about rare and older books and their values. The answers are meant only as general responses to these questions, and many possible exceptions are not described. No attempt has been made to identify or to evaluate individual […]

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Leather coloring that reminds me of autumn leaves. The inside is just as brittle as crisp autumn leaves, too, which is a shame.

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They did WHAT?

When I hear the phrase “we fixed it with some tape”…

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DIY Book Scanning

DIY Book Scanning We are a community of people who build our own book scanners. We also write Free software for book scanning. We are the missing link between your bookshelf and your e-reader. Join us! Get involved by trying a simple scanner, building a kit, or pushing the limits of scanning technology. Who-OOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAH. COOL.

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Someone “fixed” this with some poorly placed pieces of double-sided tape. Sigh.