Provides step-by-step instructions & all the materials you need to patch, preserve, repair, & restore the books you love in your own home -- with no previous experience. Repairs are explained in The Booklovers' Repair Manual, a HC book illus. with more than 65 photos & instructional drawings. Also includes 25 items: pH-neutral adhesive, document-cleaning pad, transparent mending tape, mounting & hinging tape, red cotton lib. tape, bone folder, 3 erasers (art gum, soft white, & Pink Pearl), dust cloth, micro-spatula, silicone release paper, binder's board, archival mat board, Canson paper, cotton gloves, bamboo brush, china bristle brush, artist brushes #2 & #4, knitting needle, plastic cutting board, bulldog clamps & archival permanent glue stick. Boxed.