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Wet Book Rescue: How to repair a wet, damaged book

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How can you save your book from ruin if you’ve spilled water on it or dropped it in a puddle? This easy-to-follow tutorial from the preservation experts at Syracuse University Libraries can help you rescue your wet book from damage.

If your books have been damaged from flooding in your home or office, online arts and literary magazine Empty Mirror has a few additional tips, including how to get rid of that musty smell:

In order to get rid of this, you can place them, propped open, in an open box and then put that in a different larger closed container – with an open box of baking soda. As long as the baking soda doesn’t touch the books, it will absorb the odor. Clean cat litter can also be used. This process may take a while.

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We love learning how to repair and reuse things. Watch these vids next: Kintsugi & kintsukuroi, the art of pottery mending with gold, The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones, and The Evolution of a Book.

via Open Culture.

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