I've been on a bookbinding roll lately, trying to refine my hardcover binding technique and find the best possible way to refill old books. My goal is to make attractive, durable bindings that do not obscure the books original endpapers.
This book is one I've had for several years, I bought it at a thrift store. In fact, it's appeared on this blog before. It's a National Geographic Collection of articles about Alaska. I read the book cover to cover (I am fascinated by cold, remote places) and kept it because I thought the cover design was lovely.
The best part is that I was able to remove the library card from the discarded portion of the book and place it onto the back endsheet, a nice detail I thought.
:: Alaska, cover ::
:: Front inside, with original endsheets, new matching cloth hinge, and a new text block ::
:: The book's original library card, salvaged and reattached ::