What the…??

This DIY book repair came to the lab today. I believe that the patron was just trying to keep the pieces together. At least, I want to believe that they were trying to help…but wrapping the whole book with duct tape? Three times? With duct tape? *sigh*

Accidents happen, angry dogs happen, things break. It’s OK, we understand. We also have people who specialize in repairing library books. Next time, dear patron, just put it in a zip-top bag and bring it in, we know what to do.

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4 thoughts on “What the…??”

  1. I know I am supposed to be appalled by this, but I am not. Usually, I think of a tape repair as some kind of misguided effort, but this isn’t a repair – its a statement. There is something so absolutely bold and ridiculous about this that just makes me smile. (Although do I see post-its in the book – I hate post-its.)

    1. I actually laughed out loud when I saw it. The dog’s teeth marks lend extra information to the whole story. I envision a tug of war where the book lost.

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