WATCH: The meticulous restoration of centuries-old books


Posted at May 30 2017 05:38 PM | Updated as of Dec 05 2017 05:39 PM


Books hold the ideas of intellectuals, stories of poets, and history of civilizations. But as years pass, their pages face the risk of deterioration, brought by environmental conditions, intrusive bugs, and improper safekeeping – leaving penned wisdom of ages past at the mercy of time.

Every book takes about a month to repair. Every page restored meticulously and patiently by the hands of book restorers in the University of Sto. Tomas.