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Re: books


Kitty, get a cheap craft brush for oil painting -- about 1/2 inch wide, with
long handle.  Squirt the glue down the area between the spine and the book
pages, then use the brush to spread.  When you close it and put the rubber
bands on it, take a moist paper towel and wipe any glue off the pages at top
and bottom where the bands have squeezed it out.  You might try it with
something you don't value so much, then wash the brush with water, and try
on the book you want to save.  It worked for me!

Scottie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] books


> Scottie, you possess some mighty useful skills!  I was leaning toward new,
> but now I'd feel terribly guilty if I didn't try to save this book that
has
> served me so well.  I'm not sure how easy it would be to get the brush
into
> that narrow passage, but I'll give it a try.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: " Scottie Baugh" <robbinsbaugh@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 9:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] books
>
>
> > A couple of jobs ago, I worked as a library page, and one duty was to
> repair
> > books (new books these days, especially anything on the best seller
list,
> > falls apart after about three circulations).
> >
> > I used a glue similar to Elmer's (some libraries use Elmer's) to coat
both
> > sides of the binding -- used a small paint brush to spread it around on
> both
> > the binding side and the book side.  Then took very heavy rubber
bands -- 
> > like those that come on broccoli -- to hold the binding to the book.
Set
> it
> > down on a flat, dry surface, piled many other books on top for weight,
and
> > left it at least 48 hours.  We saved thousands of dollars in rebinding
> fees
> > doing this.  It worked on just about any book I tried -- paper backs,
new,
> > old.  Eventually, I figured out a way to replace individual pages so
that
> it
> > was almost impossible to tell they had ever been loose.
> >
> > Now, I never had any book repair classes, so this isn't rocket science.
I
> > just applied skills I learned living aboard and doing woodwork.  So you
> > might ask at your local library if they have someone who repairs books
who
> > would like to earn a little extra money, or if they are about to send
> books
> > out for binding and would consider including your book in their order.
> >
> > Or you could send it to me, and I'll try to fix it.  It got to be a real
> > challenge, and kind of fun.  It cost us $7.00 per book to get them
bound,
> > and in the year I was making the repairs, our order dropped from 20 some
> > boxes to 3, so we saved a bunch.  And best of all, they are still on the
> > shelves and circulating
> >
> > Scottie
> > Texas Gulf Coast
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 7:54 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] books
> >
> >
> > > That is true only for items directly from Amazon, not from other
sellers
> > > that use Amazon in my experience.
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
> > > Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> > >
> > > > Kitty, Amazon offers free shipping on most orders greater than $25.
> > > > The trick is you have to request it at checkout.
> > > > zem
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:45 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] books
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> I used one of those sites that searches 100 bookstores for best
> price.
> > > >> It said the Amazon price (about 5th best ) included free shipping.
> But
> > > >> it doesn't. The book is over 1000 pages and is exempt from free
> > shipping
> > > >> and adds a surcharge of a couple of $ to the regular shipping rate.
> > > >> Hmmmmm....
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> I checked Abe's and they show 3 sellers, all $60 to 80 for the 2004
> > > >> edition.  None of the older one available.
> > > >>
> > > >> Kitty
> > > >> -------------- Original message --------------
> > > >>
> > > >>> Don't overlook Abe's Books. It's a clearing house for used book
> > > >>> dealers. My experience has been better prices than Amazon [did I
> > > >>> mention better service? Still waiting for Amazon to ship something
I
> > > >>> ordered and paid for in December. They keep moving the ship
> date--now
> > > >>> it's something like February 7].
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> On Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 11:05 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com
wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> > Several of mine, like Hortus Third, and the 1950 edition of Joy
of
> > > >>> > Cooking
> > > >>> > are held together by heavy rubber bands. Rebinding is expensive,
> and
> > > >>> > add to that, the pages are too fragile with age. Searching for a
> > used
> > > >>> > copy is the best bet - Amazon is pretty good at that. In my
case,
> I
> > > >>> > figure
> > > >>> > they'll last as long as I do.
> > > >>> > Auralie
> > > >>> >
> > > >>> >
> > > >>> >
> > > >>> > In a message dated 01/11/2005 10:30:03 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > > >>> > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > > >>> > BTW - what do you-all do when bindings give out? I haven't
checked
> > > >>> > yet but
> > > >>> > assume a rebinding service would be pretty expensive.
> > > >>> >
> > > >>> >
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