This amazing book arrived in the mail, and was my first official Bay Area Book Repair job. It’s a family heirloom, given as a gift to the client’s grandfather, and stamped with his name on the cover. Structurally sound, it was badly scuffed, with bumped corners, and some unfortunate blue paint splatters. I was able to… Continue reading The Great Outdoors
I am sad to announce that I will be “retiring” from working on books as of this week. I have been in graduate school for two years to study something totally different–divinity school with the aim of working as a chaplain upon graduation–and now is the time for me to more fully transition into my next… Continue reading Retirement
Before: the spine was broken at the joints of this illustrated edition of the Inferno. After: I created new headbands with shirting; new spine with Japanese moriki and airplane linen; sealed and mended corners.
Books drying out, each for its own reason.
This is now the third time I’ve repaired this cookbook (not this particular volume but the publication). Such a great cover. Restored!