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Re: [BKARTS]



in California we shelf books 1.5 inches from the front edge of the shelf for
earthquake safety. i always thought everyone else just followed us. :)


 On 10/24/05, Lightner, Karen <LightnerK@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Alan,
>
> Ever notice in libraries, how all the books (mostly anyway) are shelved
> just an inch or less from the front edge of the shelf? That's because
> instead of having the books pushed back so their foredge is at the back
> of the shelf, all the books are pulled to the front so the spines are
> all equidistant from the front of the shelf. It looks nice and makes it
> easier to read the spines. And seems like a much simpler way of dealing
> with your problem.
>
> Best wishes,
> Karen
>
> Karen Lightner
> Curator, Print and Picture Collection
> Free Library of Philadelphia
> 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
> 215-686-5405 (voice), 215-563-3628 (fax)
> Lightnerk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Alan Gardner
> Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:14 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [BKARTS]
>
> Hi all,
> I purchased two used books that I'd like to re-cover so that they are
> matching companion books. Both books are the same height, different
> thickness, but the length of book A is 1/4 of an inch deeper than
> book B. Ideally, I'd like to have them both the same length so that
> their spines are flush when they're on the book shelf.
>
> Are there any recommended "hacks" to make these books even? Can I
> elongate the cover on one and shorten it on the other? Can I make the
> piece of backboard along the spine a bit thicker on book B to make
> the total cover deeper?
>
> This is my first attempt at book binding and would appreciate any
> advice on how to make this a successful outcome.
>
> Alan
>
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