Open For Business!

Note:  If you call our business line, you may get a voice mail greeting.  Do not be dismayed!  We are still here, and we would be glad to serve you.  However, we do want you to check out our website first to see if that will answer most of your questions.  The navigation links at the top of this page are a good place to start.  The “How to Order” page answers many pricing questions, and “How Much Does It Cost?” will give you basic information about various kinds of repairs and restorations.  

Hello, Welcome To Leonard's Books!

Get to know us. Find out all about Leonard’s Book Restoration.

What Do We Do?

  There are things that we do and things that we do not do! Find out more on our services page.  

Pricing and Ordering

  Get some pricing estimates before you commit.  
Leonard E. Haley first opened Leonard’s Antiques & Used Furniture back in 1972 in a familiar storefront in Lafayette, Indiana. After he passed away in 1988, his son Eric continued the family business, gradually adding his favorite stock — books — and changing the name to “Leonard’s Antiques & Books.”

Leonard’s was the first antiques store in the Lafayette area to go online, in 1996. Five years later, in 2001, the landmark store was closed, and Eric moved his collection of rare, out-of-print, and quality used books and magazines to a new location in Carroll County, Indiana–right next to our house in the old Burrows fire station. The name was changed to “Leonard’s Books” to reflect our new focus on both book sales and bookbinding. Today, the vast majority of our business is book and Bible rebinding.

What We Can Do For You!

  Click here to find out all the things that we can do for you.


GET A PRICE QUOTE A price list for our various leather options for Bible rebinding is available here, and you can use it to compare prices as you browse our Bible rebinding categories. (HINT: Use the arrows on either side of this section to see the other steps)


SHIPPING US A BOOK OR BIBLE If you have a Bible that needs rebinding, and your already know what you’d like to do. Or, if you have something other than a Bible to send us, and you’d like to just get started …


THE ESTIMATE When your book or Bible arrives, we’ll send you an official estimate to make sure we’re all on the same page. When you’ve okay’d the estimate, we’ll put the project on the schedule.


PAYMENT After we have received your book or Bible and you have agreed to a final price on your project with an official estimate, you can pay whenever you’re ready. Unless you’ve chosen a special-order leather, payment is usually due upon completion.


ENJOY RECEIVING YOUR BOOK OR BIBLE BACK We send your book or Bible back to you for you to enjoy it. You’ll smile when your Bible comes back, functional and presentable again.

Let's Dream a Little!

  Find out what’s so good about leather…  

New Styles for 2022!

After several years of trying to get past Covid and other complications, we have added a couple of new items to our menu!  We hope you enjoy them! Some of you will recognize our Strap Wrap style, which never did make it to our website but was popular on our Facebook...

To Catch You Up from the Last Year

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, so I thought I’d fill you in on what’s been happening in Burrows, Indiana. As you can see, Eric and I are still in good shape! Eric and I on an average day. Particularly, one of our customers wanted to...

Coronavirus Update

As you know, the whole world has been under siege from an invisible enemy in the last few months, which is not unlike the struggle in the spiritual realm since Creation.  It's been shaking us all to the core and causing us to examine who we are as individuals,...

Under Construction — Please Pardon Our Dust!

By now, you may have noticed that our website has a new look and style, making it more mobile friendly. We’ve heard your cries and are transforming the way we do things here, to make it easier for you to order from Leonard’s. You should know that our turnaround is greatly improved since last winter and this is the time to send in your books and Bibles for rebinding for Christmas.


It’s been a long time since we’ve written a blog post, and time changes things. Anyone who has seen our page “Who Is Leonard?” knows that this book restoration business has never been run by anyone named Leonard. He was Eric’s father, who ran an antiques and used...