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Care and Feeding of Books


with Laurie MacWhinnie

Calendar Jun 9, 2022 at 10 am

In-Person Class

Learn how to assess the condition of a book, determine when and how to make minor repairs, and care for your books to keep them healthy and happy for many years. We will use damaged books to practice making different kinds of basic repairs.

Laurie is the Head of Reference Services at Mantor Library, University of Maine at Farmington. She does book repair for the library and Spenciner Center. She has studied book arts for more than a decade and regularly teaches book arts to UMF students. She enjoys drawing, lettering, and creating her own books. She also sometimes recycles old books that have been discarded from libraries into coptic journals and other books.

There is a fee of $3 for erasers, book repair tape, book glue (PVA), waxed paper, wooden skewers, and paper towels to be paid to the presenter at the class.

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