We are always looking for ways for you to get as much life out of your existing Bible binding as possible. If you send us a Bible to rebind and we think all you need is new hinge cloth or to have the text block tightened, we’ll let you know.
But when we feel you would be better off with a new cover, or a change from hardcover to softcover, we’ll let you know that, too.
There are several very popular study Bibles on the market today that have serious binding flaws. These are often purchased in hardcover format and are not likely to last more than a couple of years. We have a constant flow of these Bibles coming in. The pages are falling out in chunks because they were bound with a simple glue strip. To remedy this, we can insert glue-soaked cords into the spine and apply new glue and mull (hinge cloth).
But these hardcover Bibles can still be a problem. With the heavy and wide text block and the stiff cardboard covers, unless you have very large hands, these Bibles will flip right out of your hand and come crashing to the floor. A broken Bible is almost a certainty. Converting to a softcover format is advisable unless you are using the Bible for home study or in the office only.
If you have just purchased a Bible and it’s starting to break apart, take it back before you get too attached to it. But if you are already beyond that point, we are here to help you in any way we can, from simple page or hinge repairs to complete restoration and rebinding.
*Cord insertion. This works on glued spine, and also works on broken spine sewing.
*Re-casing — just putting the book back into the original cover, and tightening up a loose text block. This works as long as the cover is still in one piece, even with bonded leather. But if there’s already much deterioration on a bonded leather cover, we would probably recommend rebinding.
*Patching a tear in a genuine leather cover. This can be sometimes be done with a bit of suede, but is not recommended for bonded leather. If there is much wear on the cover, we would usually recommend rebinding over patching unless it’s for a keepsake Bible that will not be used much.
*Adding a graceful curve to a spine — the opposite of the preceding operation.
*Page repairs — using acid-free document tape. This also includes putting a new spine edge on a tattered page so it can be reinserted into the text block properly, or remounting an inscription onto a new page.
*Ribbon marker replacement, head and tail band replacement, and index tab replacement.
*Name imprinting — in gold, silver, copper, or blind-stamped.
*Small symbols –like praying hands, rose, cross, fish, or a Star of David
*Inserting additional note pages — up to 4 in the front or the back of the text block.
*Reinserting loose pages, removing superfluous pages, or replacing tattered or missing pages with some from another copy of the same Bible.
*Adding a presentation page or gift inscription.
*Replacing a missing spine on a hardcover Bible.
*Swapping covers with a different Bible.
*Repairing dog chews … sometimes.
Many of the above items could be done for our minimum repair charge of $20.00 plus return shipping. And in an economy like we have today, that’s a good deal!