Don't throw them out-repair them! This practical manual shows you how to preserve cloth-bound library books. Schechter gives detailed instructions for the cleaning and mending of paper, book hinge repair, case and text-block reattachment, cloth re-backing, and retitling. He describes procedures chronologically and illustrates them with black-and-white photographs. Supply lists are provided with each procedure and a bibliography of supporting literature is also included. These simple-to-learn steps are geared primarily to non-valuable material and can be used as easily by nonprofessionals as professionals. The book can be used as a repair manual in libraries or as a training tool. Read more at ....Basic Book Repair Methods.
You may also read Project Gutenberg's Book Repair and Restoration by Mitchell Buck.