How to fix a paper back book, pages falling out.
Oh Boy Bernadette: If you can remove the cover and expose the spine, you can take a brush and brush the back edges of the pages, where they come in contact with the book back, lightly and then replace the cover and put rubber bands around the book to hold the spine to the cover and let it sit over night. If you can't do this, then, get a very thin paint brush, the artist type, and dip it in some glue and run a line down the page by the inside of the book, a really thin line, close the book and rubber band it and let it dry. Good luck
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This link shows you how to reglue the pages:
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It’s going to be difficult to get them back into the book’s spine.
If a paperback is worthy of spending the money to get a pro to do it, then that’s what I would do.
Typically, the books are assembled with hot melt glue on the spine as one giant “dip” into the glue. Re-melting that glue is a “Pandora’s Box” from what I have been told.
We used to do this at my school library. There are special fabric tapes that are non-acidic so they won't allow the book to continue to deteriorate. These book binding tapes come in different widths. You can lay one edge along the margin of a loose page, then press the neighboring page against the other side.
Thanks for the help.
Hello. That sounds like a challenging diy.
Re-gluing may cause a distortion of the page sizing. If the book is not a rare collectible that needs professional conservation-it might be worth trying.
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I always just use clear packing tape - not the most glamerous, but paperback bindings can be delicate.
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