Many book lovers have old books that have been around in many hands and may show a varying level of wear and tear. If an old book is valuable or contains valid and useful information, it doesn’t make sense to throw it away, but it would be nice to get the book back in good condition. Old books are also beautiful objects to have around at home.
In Japan, where old traditions and crafts are appreciated and valued, a professional book repairman still has plenty of work. View the video where a Japanese book repairman shows how he does his magic: