|wood working clamps can be used in many ways|
There has been a previous attempt at repair using tape, but the most recent repair called for serious tools. The spine of the book is paper and so the pages, which are quite thick card stock were pulling away from the spine. My solution, and we'll see how long it lasts, was carpenter's glue, serious clamping and a full 24 hours for the glue to set. At this point the glue is solid, I don't know how solid the spine will be. It is that old story, the glue is only as good as what it is gluing.
The clamps are two of my "go to" clamps. The old speed clamp is great and has seen years of heavy action in my shop. The aluminium bar clamp is light and easy to use, and it means I don't have to tie up my Bessey Clamps up on little jobs.