Repair and Restoration


A big h/t to Bonnie B. our first and most loyal subscriber for this post on a loving restoration project from Japan.

As an antiquarian and secondhand bookseller, I’ve done some minor repairs and restorations over the years, but nothing like this massive rejuvenation carried out by Japanese bookbinder Nobuo Okano who brought a much loved English-Japanese dictionary back to life.

The video below shows how he managed to resurrect the 1,000 page volume. All of us book lovers can identify with his dedication to saving a well-used volume.



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