The so-called one man bookbinder or repairer, an
itinerant bookbinder who offers to bind, rebind,
restore and/or clean books in a library, generally
quickly and at low cost. Book repairers are not
nearly so numerous as they were in the past;
however, they still exist, and probably many
thousands of books have been "restored," some well
and some poorly, by these itinerant bookbinders.