Book rebinding with a NEW beautiful cover.
We take damaged books and make them look like new again. Rebinding books in leather is our specialty. These books came to us with missing covers and damaged spines. After repair, we covered the books with a warm toned leather. The books were personalized with gold stamping on the spine. Our customer wanted to retain as much of the original design of the damaged interior end sheets. After scanning the original sheet, we used graphic design techniques to replicate a new end sheet.
Rebinding a book in Goatskin
We recommend that when you are rebinding a book, that you consider Sokoto Goatskin or River Grain Goatskin for your material. These are durable and beautiful covers. We have found these to be great for personalization too. These are the finest vegetable tanned goatskins in the world sourced directly from Nigeria. We can use goatskin on any type of project.
Rebinding books in Cowhide
Strong and elegant with a lusciously soft feel is a perfect match when rebinding a book.
These Cowhide leathers feel great. Cowhide can be used on most book rebinding projects.
Rebinding books with bonded leather
Our customers love our bonded leather selections because the colors and textures are virtually unlimited. Our bonded leather source is among the best in the industry and is an excellent option to replace new covers. These leathers look, feel and smell like genuine leather and cost less. Our supplier tells us that the products are soft and smooth with a true fine leather aroma because the manufacturer produces these products on the same equipment as their genuine leather products. The cowhide fibers used to make bonded leathers are from the tanning process when hides are brought to a uniform thickness.
Please note that for some book rebinding projects, top grain cowhide or goatskin for the outside cover is the best option. This is especially true because top grain cowhide or goatskin are more durable. The durability qualities of genuine leathers are desired when a book is traveling or is subjected to repeated use.
Customers love this product to rebind a book, especially with a flexible cover. How a customer intends to use their book is a consideration of selecting the type of new cover material. Please note that bonded leather can be damaged if exposed to excessive direct sunlight and/or excessive heat.
Rebinding books in a hardcover
Rebinding books and personalizing
Using graphic design in Book Rebinding
These images show how our book rebinding takes a children's book with a spine covered in red tape and rebinds it with a new cover. Our bookbindery uses graphic design techniques to replicate and reproduce the front cover. In most instances we can create a new cover with nearly identical images, art and covers for customers.
Can you rebind my book?
Our bookbinders have years of experience in book rebinding and can rebind virtually any book. For more examples of our work, please click on: reference books, cookbooks, children's books, yearbooks, wedding album repair, family history or genealogy repair, and literary books. If you have a book that is not referenced above, chances are we can rebind it. Contact us!
Options and Extras to consider when Book Rebinding
Explore this page and the Options and Extras page which has more detail.
What Options or Extras do you want with your book rebinding?
- Cover material: There is an option to upgrade to beautiful top grain cowhide leathers and goatskins (recommended).
- Page marker ribbons: Customer selects color(s) and the number of ribbons is dependent on the thickness of the book block.
- Foil Stamping and Blind Debossing Options to personalize: Foil Stamp or blind deboss on the cover or Spine virtually any text, name or image. For more information, see our Hot Foil Stamping page.
- End sheets upgrade: We recommend upgrading to a coordinating bonded leather as bonded leather is more durable than the cover stock paper. 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.
Will the Book Rebinding restore the functionality of the book?
Our bookbinders typically perform the following steps in a book rebinding:
- Carefully removes the old cover from the original book block
- Meticulously cleans the binding edge of the block, removing any old glue
- Repairs pages (if the customer has elected to have these services)
- Inserts any repaired or new pages into the block
- Hand sews and/or reinforces the block
- Attaches end sheets
- Trims pages (in the discretion of bookbinder or if requested)
- Sets block in job backer machine and plies the 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
- Hand crafts a new cover based on the dimensions of the block
- Cases in the book block into the new cover
- Positions the newly covered book into book presses for pressing
Want to save your ORIGINAL exterior cover or spine?
Our Book Restoration saves exterior covers and spines, even those with significant damage
"Restored two WW2 ship year books. They took the soft cover and made a hard back. Bound it, and embossed lettering on front. Great job." Robert B. (Google 5 Star Review)