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Foam Book Support System

Foam Book Support System

Cushion Rare or Fragile Books


Our Foam Book Support System is based on the design by noted Oxford conservator, Christopher Clarkson.

The foam material supports the entire exterior surface of a book, is soft enough to conform to heavy embossing and embellishments, and provides enough friction to keep the book in place.

Foam pieces can be grouped in different configurations to  hold most books at a gentle angle for reading or display.

Use as- is, or cover with a cloth for a finished look. Choose between two different foam materials, depending on use:

Stable, closed-cell polyethylene supports are archival quality and can be used for long-term display.

Urethane supports are not archival quality and should be used for short-term support of books in the reading room or during brief examinations.

All sets consist of seven foam pieces: three wedges, three rectangular blocks, and one spine support. Also included are two fabric covered “snake” weights for gently holding pages open.  

**Additional weights are available separately.

Closed Cell Polyethylene Foam Book Support System

Cat # Description Size 1 or more Qty
2059

Polyethylene Foam Book Supports

Price/pkg of 7
Fits books up to 8 x 11 $207.40
2060

Polyethylene Foam Book Supports

Price/pkg of 7
Fits books up to 11 x 16 $307.00
2061

Polyethylene Foam Book Supports

Price/pkg of 7
Fits books up to 16 x 25 $578.10
FSW

Extra Snake Weights

Price/pkg of 2
$17.55

Urethane Foam Book Support System

Cat # Description Size 1 or more Qty
4026

Urethane Foam Book Supports

Price/pkg of 7
Fits books up to 8 x 11 $149.55
4027

Urethane Foam Book Supports

Price/pkg of 7
Fits books up to 11 x 16 $207.40
4028

Urethane Foam Book Supports

Price/pkg of 7
Fits books up to 16 x 25 $274.60
FSW

Extra Snake Weights

Price/pkg of 2
$17.55
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