The Book that Fell Apart

IMG_1721Here’s one of life’s lessons: there are situations you cannot fix.  Sometimes you just have to move on and let go. Well, I faced this recently while working in book repair.

See those pieces laying in front of the book?  That’s what was left of the spine.  And if that weren’t enough, the pages are yellowed and crumbling.  Now if I was Professor Huebner, this book would be whipped into shape in no time.

But for our purposes as a public library, this book lived its life.  It is time to say a sad farewell.