Phoenix Restoration

provides a wide range of
book and paper conservation, and preservation services
for Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas

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