• 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.  You will find the fall, 2020 adoption catalog below.  Some books from our Spring catalog and Alexander von Humboldt catalog are still available for adoption as well.  We greatly appreciate your generous support of this exciting preservation program.

 

*NEW!  Fall 2020 Adopt a Rare Book Catalog

Spring 2020 Catalog:  "The German American Connection"

Adopt a Rare Book Humboldt Catalog