What works well?
So, you've bought a book that is not in a language that you read.
I would strongly recommend downloading the Google Translate app on your phone.
This allows you to hold your phone over the text and it shows the translated text on your phone screen.
I've used this successfully to read Russian lacebooks.
I'm the lace bee and these are my books
With currently over 300 books and about the same number of individual patterns, I have an enviable library. So here are some of my books.
All Advanced Alex Stillwell Australian Barbara Underwood Bedfordshire Beginner Bobbins Bridget Cook Bruges Lace Bucks Point Building Butterfly Christine Springett Christmas Cluny Danish Design Duchess Dutch Easter Elywn Kenn English Estonian Expert Flemish Flowers French Geraldine Stott German Gilian Dye Gozo / Malta Guipure Historical History Honiton Instruction Intermediate Italian Jane Lewis Jewellery Louise West Milanese Lace Miniature Mixed Lace Multilingual Needle Lace Non Bobbin Lace Pam Nottingham Pat Perryman Pat Read Patterns Pricking Reference Russian Lace Sandi Woods Scarves Spanish Stitches Tape Lace Techniques Tonder Torchon Ulrike Voelcker Wedding Withof