How do you repair scruffed sides of a hardback book cover? Here is an example of what I mean:

book cover

  • What do you mean by repair? Wouldn't the book need to be rebound?
    – rebusB
    Commented Mar 1, 2019 at 22:36
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    Take a course in book-binding. Really: if you want to do this properly, you are going to have to learn it properly. In this specific case, I think you're going to need to replace the cover entirely.
    – Joachim
    Commented Mar 2, 2019 at 19:21

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I usually get them covered by another binding (a cute paper or inverted blank side of the paper of a calendar) or seal the edges with transparent scotch tape (half inside of the cover, and half outside) to prevent it from further fraying.

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