Create Your Own Rare Book Cradle
Collaborated With: Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rotch Art and Architecture Library
Book cradles are a type of support that help to reduce stress on the spine of a book, stress that over time can cause book covers to pull away from the area where they connect to the text pages.
Stop by to create your own quick, easy, and inexpensive book cradle with simple materials. We’ll provide you with Tyvek™ envelopes and air pillows to make this support for your bound treasures. We'll also demonstrate how we make our exhibit mounts.