Saturday, March 23, 2024

🔴 Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 54: Sophia Bogle on choosing your book repairing expert wisely

It was our pleasure to welcome back Cafe regular and supreme book restorer Sophia Bogle. In this episode, she shares with co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn some advice on choosing who should repair your damaged book. There’s more to it than you might realize. 

Sophia is scheduled to give a lecture on the subject at the American Bookbinders Museum, in San Francisco on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific. Sophia’s talk will be recorded on Zoom and will be available to the public. Tickets are $10. 

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Sophia is an enthusiastic advocate for saving and repairing books. She is the founder of Save Your Books, an educational platform that promotes simple archival book repairs from a conservation perspective. 

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Our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series offers short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in the series. Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia. 

Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-2, 2025 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at 

The program also is made possible by, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.” 


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