The most monotonous part is straightening out every page corner with tweezers…
…and then wetting and ironing the corners straight!
He even has a special tiny iron for the job
The owner wrote his high school sweetheart’s initials on the book in ink
Using a heavy-duty paper cutter, Okano removes the color from the edges
New, minty-fresh pages!
Last but not least, the cover, with the original title on a brand-new background