Tag Archives | book repair

Dear Bibliobull: Rusty Clips

Dear Bibliobull: Do you have a product that would remove or diminish rust stains on paper from metal paperclips? Would one of your erasers help? If so, which one? Rusty Clipper Dear Clippy: Depends on what type of paper…how thick, what kind of finish etc… Generally rust doesn’t seep as far as ink, so you […]

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Dear Bibliobull: Dirty Duck

Dear Bibliobull: I’m normally a book collector, but recently succumbed to a temptation and purchased the first comic appearance of Donald Duck. This is a huge book for a comic (9 1/2 X 12 3/4), and has a fair amount of surface grime, made more obvious by a prior attempt by a prior owner to […]

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Dear Bibliobull – blood trail

Dear Bibliobull: I recently purchased a book off the net (one supposedly in “fine” condition . . . ha), and when it arrived, I discovered it had 3 splats of dried blood on the fore-edge. It’s gross, but I want to keep the book. Any suggestions? Bloody Shame Dear Shame: Go to the hardware store […]

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tweaky tweaky fixy fixy

I don’t know what i was thinking the 1st time I overhauled Sicpress.com.  I think I was stuck trying to recreating the previous html page using WordPress, so I tried to shoehorn it into a theme that wasn’t designed for it. Obviously making more work for myself, if I had just started from scratch it […]

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Dear Bibliobull – corroded contacts

Dear Bibliobull: I forgot to remove the batteries from toys that I had in storage. I can see that the batteries have leaked and the contact points have corroded. The toy doesn’t work. Can these toys be fixed or is it a waste of time to even think about it? Dead Batteries Dear Dead: Any corrosion […]

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Dear Bibliobull – library pocket in a new book?

Dear Bibliobull – I special ordered a title for customer from Amazon, new as stated and not cheap. It arrived with a library pocket neatly placed inside cover no other markings. Thankfully the customer was happy to get the book and didn’t care about the library pocket. But I am wondering why would the publisher […]

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Dear BiblioBull – Smelly Cards

This really wasn’t a letter TO me, it kinda came in over the transom. This was a write-in to someone else’s newsletter. A reader sent it to me and asked for my answer. So I have tweaked it a bit to keep from getting sued. Dear BiblioBull Have a customer with some oversized laminated postcards. […]

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Dear Bibliobull – unglossy surface

Dear Bibliobull – Those shiny dust jackets that have a coating are easy to clean. I use Windex wipes. But what about the jackets that have no coating? Those get the grimmest and could use cleaning but I am uncertain how to proceed. Thanks.High Gloss Dear High – To remove dirt from a matte finish […]

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Dear Bibliobull – stamping out stamps

Dear Bibliobull – I bought a store where the previous owner used a “store stamp” in each of your books.It seems common for advertising purposes and for indicating non-returnable status.Should I continue doing it? Stampy Town books. Dear Stampy – There is a special circle in hell for people who use rubber stamps in books. […]

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Dear Bibliobull – re-endpapering

Dear Bibliobull – I have books from the 1800’s, I’m trying to decide which is worse: to have a missing endpaper or to have it replaced. What do you think? How do I replace the missing ones? Oddly at an End Dear Odd – Replacing an endpaper or even all the endpapers is not a […]

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