• Book restorer Ruth Scott-Blackson demonstrates her book repair methods at an Archives Month Philly event in October 2019.
  • Rare book adoptive parents attend a special event to observe how Book Restorer Ruth Scott-Blackson repairs damaged volumes in the German Society of Pennsylvania Library reading room. June 3, 2018.
  • Rare book adoptive parents attend a special event to observe how Book Restorer Ruth Scott-Blackson repairs damaged volumes in the German Society of Pennsylvania Library reading room. June 3, 2018.
  • A book ready to be restored by Ruth Scott-Blackson.
  • An adopted pamphlet in a custom-made storage box.
  • Restored volumes, returned to the library and ready to be handled again.
  • Restored volumes, returned to the library and ready to be handled again.

Our library is filled with old books, and after over 200 years of use, many are in need of repair!   The German Society of Pennsylvania's Library Committee is pleased to share opportunities for you to adopt rare books, return them to a stable state of preservation, and guarantee their survival for future generations of library users.  Our new Winter 2021-22 catalog is now available!  You can adopt a rare book in honor of a loved one and receive a certificate of adoption-- adopted books make great holiday gifts!  We greatly appreciate your generous support of this exciting preservation program.

**COMING SOON: Fall 2022 Catalog**

Winter 2021-22 Adopt a Rare Book Catalog

 Spring 2021 Adopt a Rare Book Catalog