Stoeger 1942 catalogue

Is there any trick in scanning pages from old catalogues/books without destroying them? The bound part of the book curves and does not scan well.
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Vlad–Depending on the way your scanner is made you might be able to do as I do in these cases. With my scanner I set it up near the edge of my desk so the book can be laid on the scanner glass opened to a 90 degree angle with half of the book hanging down over the edge of the scanner and desk. With my scanner (Canon Canoscan N670U) I lose about 1/2 inch near the binding due to the width of the side rail of the scanner.

Your local library may have a “real” book copier that will scan almost the entire page right to the spine. That would give you a “copy” of the pages that you want and then you can scan those pages to digitize them. Newer copiers will give you a choice of hard copy or digital file.

Unfortunately, books are mostly disassembled to be entirely digitized.