Bible rebinding extends the life of a cherished bible with a NEW cover
With our Bible rebinding, customers can choose from a large selection of leathers and materials with options for Bible personalization
Bible rebinding looks great in beautiful and durable goatskins, cow plonge leathers, exotics, bonded leathers and more!
Bible rebinding in Sokoto or River Grain Goatskin
The finest vegetable tanned goatskin in the world sourced directly from Nigeria. We recommend new covers in Sokoto or River Grain Goatskin for durability and a better hot foil stamping surface. Click on photos for larger images.
Bible Rebinding in Cowhide Plonge
A great choice for new leather covers. Strong and elegant with a lusciously soft feel.
Click on the photos for larger images. To learn more about how we can personalize your Bible with hot foil stamping, go to our Bible personalization page.
Bible rebinding in Exotic Skins
We have worked with numerous exotic skins for Bible rebinding and other custom projects, including python, crocodile, specialty goatskin, alligator, deer, ostrich, lizard, stingray, and zebra. We can source them, or if you have an exotic skin that you want to use, please let us know! Click on the photos for larger images.
Bible rebinding in Faux Skins
We have other skins that are "faux skins" that look like snake, python, crocodile, lizard, zebra and more. Click on the photos for larger images.
Bible rebinding in Bonded Leather
Our bonded leathers look, feel and smell like genuine leather because they are tannery made from a manufacturer producing the bonded leather on the same equipment as their genuine leather. The cowhide fibers used to make bonded leathers are from the tanning process when hides are brought to a uniform thickness. The fibers bond with natural latex on unique machinery. As a result, the bonded leathers are soft and smooth with a true fine leather aroma.
Colors and textures are virtually unlimited. Our bonded leather is among the very best in the industry and is an excellent less expensive option for our customers.
We recommend goatskin or genuine leathers for the outside cover, especially for flexible study Bibles, because these materials are more durable than bonded leather. The durability qualities of genuine leathers are desired when a Bible is traveling or is subjected to repeated use.
We have good success with our bonded leather and customers love the product for their Bible Rebinding, especially with a hardcover. How a customer intends to use their Bible is a consideration whether to go with bonded leather, as bonded leather can be damaged if exposed to excessive direct sunlight and/or excessive heat.
Love your Bible with a new cover
Bible Rebinding Options and Extras to consider
Explore this page and the Options and Extras page which has more detail.
What Options or Extras do you want with your Bible rebinding service?
- Hard or flex cover?
- Cover material: There is an option to upgrade to beautiful and durable goatskins and cow plonge leathers (recommended).
- Satin page marker ribbons: Customer selects color(s) and the number of ribbons is dependent on the thickness of the book block.
- Foil Stamping and Debossing Options to personalize: Foil Stamp or deboss on the cover or Spine text, names or images. For more information, see our Bible Personalization page.
- Spine bands and Rule lines: Add character and dimension.
- Marriage, Birth and Death genealogy inserts: We have beautiful genealogy pages.
- Upgrade End sheets: We recommend upgrading to a coordinating bonded leather for all study bibles as bonded leather is more durable than the cover stock paper. See other options. We can also replicate damaged original end sheets.
- Torn or damaged interior pages: We can repair bent corners, torn and damaged interior pages. For more information, see Page Repair.
- Missing pages or text: We can recreate portions of missing text or pages.
Our Bible Rebinding service restores a Bible's functionality
Our bookbinders will typically perform the following tasks and steps for Bible rebinding to include a new cover:
- Carefully removes the old cover from the book block.
- Meticulously cleans the binding edge of the book block, and removes the old glue
- Repairs pages (if the customer has elected these services)
- Inserts any repaired or new pages into the book block.
- Hand sews and/or reinforces book block
- Attaches end sheets
- Trims pages (in the discretion of bookbinder or if requested)
- Sets book block in job backer machine and plies edge by hand
- Installs ribbon book markers (if requested)
- Attaches new headbands and applies "super" (a linen type of gauze material) to the binding edge.
- Builds by hand a new cover based on the dimensions of the book block.
- Cases in the book block into cover.
- Positions the newly covered Bible into one or more book presses for pressing
Want to save your ORIGINAL exterior cover or spine?
Our Bible Restoration service can save exterior covers and spines, even those with significant damage
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"I couldn't wait to show my Bible to my family today. It is so beautiful since you remade it. I cried when I got in the car and looked through it. It is exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much" Diane
There are times when a repair, restoration or rebinding could negatively affect the market value of a rare or historical book or Bible. Click to Learn more