Book Rebinding

Before pic of deteriorated calfskin bound ledger circa 1880's

Question: I have an old leather-bound book that is falling apart. The information is valuable to me, so I need for it to remain functional for a long time. Can you put it back together again, but keep it looking old?

Ledger Rebound in mahogany full calfskin leather

Answer: Yes! Actually, getting new leather to look old is easier than keeping it looking new.

We have several dyeing techniques that can simulate the look of aged leather. Our goal is to create a finish close to what the book would look like had it been well cared for.

 

English Calf Two Ways

Question: I have some books that I love, but they don’t necessarily have much value in themselves. I just want to keep them on my bookshelves so they look nice. What kinds of things can you do for my books?

Answer: For a quality rebinding job done on a well-loved book, regardless of its market value, we can help.

Here are some ideas and options:

 

*Full leather or partial leather bindings (such as simple spine replacement or corner work)

*Hand-marbled or hand-milled paper bindings.

 

 

 

New spines on old leather

 

*We use genuine leathers (never bonded leather), which will give your book both longevity and beauty. See our video about types of leather and their strength.

 

 

 

New medical textbooks bound in antiqued calfskin as a gift

 

 

 

 

*Imprinted leather labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military yearbook rebound in leather with embedding from the original cover

 

 

 

*Embedded segments of the old binding




 

Dark chocolate goatskin with cloth inlay
Distinctive and simple -- a cloth rebinding project

 

*Sturdy new cloth bindings —

 

 

 

 

 

Paperback set of Little House books converted to cloth hardcovers with leather spines, with original covers on the front


even for paperbacks

 

 

 

 

 

Blind-Tooled Designs

 

 

*Blind-stamped or foil-stamped design work

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a link to the “Ballpark Page” for a general idea of what a project may cost.

If you’re happy enough with what you’ve seen of our work, you can click here for an easy-to-use project form. You can enclose it with your book and mail it to us. We would send you an official estimate as soon as possible.

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