Monday, April 11, 2022

Vintage Paperback Book Repair - MOONRAKER

I very much enjoy the YouTube Channel of Jules Burt, a vintage paperback book collector from the UK. Jules has several videos devoted to the Bond books. This is one of my favorites. Enjoy.

In this video I take a rather worn and tired copy of the rare Pan Books 'Director's' edition of Ian Fleming's third James Bond title, Moonraker and restore it back to near its former glory. The cover is removed and repaired, the top and tails of the spine are glued back into place and the spine roll is sorted. Hope you enjoy the process! If you enjoy this video for the ASMR qualities, that's just a bonus.


  1. VERY nice! GREAT job and most helpful.
    Also, if you have a paperback that is cocked at the spine, I put it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the glue and then block it with a small custom box.

    1. A microwave? I'll be darned. I would have never thought about that. Thanks for the tip Gary!

  2. Thanks John, glad you enjoyed it!


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