I have wonderful old (circa 1800's) books in my house that are pretty beat up from so much use, and because they are, well, old
. Some of my books
are missing the binding. My bible gets used so much, we had to duct tape the cover on!
You and I can repair the binding on our beloved books, thanks to wikiHow
. They have step-by-step instructions and pictures
that we can easily follow to get our books back into usable condition.
Using plastic glue
that you can probably buy online, binder tape, scissors, something to smooth edges, heavy rubber bands, and a sharp needle, you can repair the worn out binding on your favorite books.
WikiHow cautions not to repair the binding on really old books yourself; rather, take it to professionals. In that case, I guess I will leave my ancient books the way they are. They also caution not to use packing tape or duct tape
on your books. Over time, the tape will turn to goo and eventually ruin your book. Hmmm, that hasn't been my case with my Bible, so I guess I will leave the duct tape on it for now.