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Recorded [Live!] Conservation, Restoration, Preservation, and Book Repair

Updated: Jan 12

This video (1 hour) is about book conservation, restoration, preservation, and repair. The speaker, Edward Kranz, is a local book conservator and preservationist. He discusses the different types of bookbinding, the materials used, and the techniques involved. He also provides tips on how to care for your books and how to identify valuable books.

Here are some key points from the video:

  • Book conservation is the process of preserving and protecting books from damage.

  • Book restoration is the process of repairing damaged books.

  • Book preservation is the process of preventing books from being damaged.

  • Book repair is the process of fixing minor damage to books.

  • There are many different types of bookbinding, each with its unique characteristics.

  • The materials used in bookbinding vary depending on the type of binding and the desired outcome.

  • The techniques used in bookbinding are complex and require a great deal of skill and experience.

  • There are many things you can do to care for your books and prevent them from being damaged.

  • If you have a valuable book, it is important to have it professionally appraised.


This live video was an informal program presented via the Erie County Library System for National Library Week. It was simulcast live on the Erie County Library System Facebook page and the BOOKFORGE Facebook page on Friday, April 9th 2021 at 3:30 PM.


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