How can I repair the spines of paperback books?
July 2, 2010 4:46 PM Subscribe
How can I repair used paperback books -- and keep them out of the recycling bin?
posted by cranberrymonger to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I tend to buy sad-looking used paperbacks and though the pages themselves are in good condition, they are often old and worn on the spine.
The main problem is that the glue is not sticky or flexible any more - it is dry and flaky - and chunks of pages fall out as I handle them.
I did find some bookbinding resources online but they seem geared to people who are professional or serious ameteur bookbinders.
How can I re-do the spines of these books and save them from the recycling bin?