Phoenix Restoration

located in Austin Texas, provides a full range of
book and paper conservation, and preservation services

Book conservation and preservation services to rare books, family bibles, childrens’

books, photo albums and scrapbooks include:

  • Repairs to tears in the text block using handmade paper
  • Washing pages to reduce or remove stains
  • Lining pages with handmade paper to reinforce weak areas
  • Repairing or replacing leather or cloth book cover
  • Repairing or replacing missing leather or cloth spine
  • Full and partial sewing of the text block
  • Stabilizing loose book covers – inner and outer hinge repairs
  • Scrapbooks – repair to structure and/or removal of items for housing
  • Photo Albums – Removal of photographs for scanning and/or placing in new photo albums


Paper conservation and preservation services include:

  • Repair to documents and family archives including advice on storage
  • Repair to photographs including convex photographs and charcoal portraits
  • Fine art prints and drawings – mending tears, removing mats and backings, stain reduction, tape removal
  • Humidification and flattening, or archival mounting of parchment documents
  • Book dust jackets – repair and fill areas of loss. Tape removal when possible
  • Newspapers – mending and deacidification