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By Sophia S.W. Bogle
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The Love of Books Unites Us!

Your generosity will make it possible to do a print run of 1,500 paperback books. If over $15,000 gets raised the printing will change to a hardcover version and everyone who has pledged $40 and over will get the hardcover instead of the paperback.

I wrote this book (over the course of the last three years) to help people to know how to take care of their books when they are broken in order to preserve their value. It answers all the questions about book restoration except how to do it. 

  • What terminology do you need to know to communicate with the professional restoring your book?
  • Where should you go to get your books restored? 
  • Will restoration harm the value of your book? 
  • How can you tell if a book has been restored before you buy it?

Helping to publish this book means that you are part of the paradigm shift to bring the book world fully into the Curated Era of book collecting, where terms like archival and preservation are part of everyday conversation not only for collectors but for everyone who loves books.

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Contents Include:

  • The Evolution of Book Collecting and Restoration
  • How to Identify Book Restorations
  • Book Damage Assessment and Options
  • Repair vs. Restoration vs. Conservation
  • Why Restore Books?
  • Facsimiles, Sophistication and Fraud
  • Dust Jackets: Facsimiles and Restoration
  • Who Restores Books?
  • Where to Get Help for Your Books 
  • Buy and Sell Restored Books Wisely
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Help bring the book world into a new age of understanding!

Sophia outside her studio in Ashland Oregon
Sophia outside her studio in Ashland Oregon

Risks and challenges

The challenges with this project include the last editing rounds with the developmental editor before it gets to the copy editor. Everything is on schedule so far.
The formatting is already scheduled and the printer is lined up.

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