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Ancient craft of book repair set to die out as few people are picking up the skill

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 05:50

Mr Vass said it took him 15 years to master the skills of book mending: how to diagnose a book's ills, what to patch and what to leave alone, how to hide evidence of a repair.

Issaquah, Washington

SOMETIMES a book just gets loved to death. A Bible, or a copy of Charlotte's Web, for that matter, can be opened only so many times, even by the gentlest reader, before its spine weakens and surrenders.

And here is a dirty little secret: Public libraries,

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