Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend sending books, bibles or project materials to Bella Becho using UPS or FedEx with tracking and delivery requiring a signature at the warehouse. Also, UPS and Fed Ex offer insurance options:
Bella Becho Book & Print Bindery
2421 Hurfus Drive
Houston, Texas 77092
Please do not send to us by USPS. We do not have a large mailslot on our door and your package could be left outside.
So many customers from all of the State of Texas and the United States have sent us their books, Bibles and projects for bookbinding services. We have received shipments from all over Houston and all of Houston's surrounding areas including Katy, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Richmond, Liberty, Port Arthur, Pearland, Lake Jackson, Montgomery, La Porte, and Missouri City.
We have also received and shipped out to customers books, Bibles and projects from all over Texas including:
- College Station
- Corpus Christi
- El Campo
- Round Rock
- Tyler and more!
We can ship to: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming!
Guidelines for good Packing:
- If using your own box, choose a rigid box with flaps intact and strong enough to hold the contents. That means it shouldn't have tears, rips, bends, or other damage. You can use your own box or UPS/Fed Ex packaging supplies.
- Select and use adequate cushioning materials for the package contents. It is best to wrap the items individually and/or surround them with bubble sheeting and recyclable or foam loose-fill materials. The item you are shipping should not directly touch the inside of the shipping box.
- Securely seal your shipping package. Use strong tape designed for shipping. Do not use string or paper over-wrap.
- Properly label the package. Make sure the label has a clear complete delivery and return information. Make sure to place the label on top of the package and remove any old labels or cross out old markings. Secure the label and avoid placing it on box seams or tape.
We will inspect your book, Bible or project materials upon receipt and get in touch with you by phone or email to discuss. We will go over different options and then after receiving your oral approval, we will email or send you an invoice outlining the scope of the work with the estimate. Upon receipt of your deposit based on the estimate, we will place your job in the queue and begin work.
We accept most major credit cards, PayPal, or checks drawn on a U.S. bank. If you would like to mail us a payment, you can do so at any time after approving the official estimate.
Time to Complete
We generally perform repairs and rebindings for existing books and Bibles in the order when received into the warehouse. Our typical bookbinding process, whether it be Bible rebinding or book repair will typically take between 3 to 6 weeks to be completed. Please note that sometimes it takes longer depending if we need special materials or if there are other issues that require additional work.
The condition of the pages may be a factor, namely how many pages need repair and the number of "dog ears" (pages folded). Admittedly, a good portion of the time is where the book, Bible or project is waiting its turn in the queue. Please note that sometimes we may move or jump other books/bibles or projects ahead in the queue.
Projects that are not book/Bible repairs or rebinding are placed in a different queue and completion times are dependent on the scope of the work. We can give you a better idea by email or on the phone.
We generally perform repairs and rebindings in the order when received at our facility, but we recognize that there may be special circumstances where a book/bible or project needs to be completed for a special occasion or by a deadline.
We can't guarantee completion dates, but our Rush Processing will move the job up in the queue and we will use our best efforts to get the book/bible or project completed. There is an extra charge for Rush Processing so please let us know if you are wanting completion by a certain date.
Book repair or Bible rebinding costs?
Bookbindery costs generally depend on the size of the item, the condition of the item and the services needed to restore.
To get a ballpark estimate, go to one of our Price Estimators. We have Options and Extras and the Options and Extras Pricing Sheet that you may also review as Options and Extras may be purchased separately.
Book repair and Bible rebinding Questions
For Bibles, we have seen many Family Bibles that have completely fallen apart. See our Bible Restoration page for more.
Yes! We can add additional note pages in the back or front upon request. If requested, we usually add 4 or 6 "note" pages. Please know that because we will have the book block open, we can insert just about any other types of pages, including special dedication pages which are especially nice when gifting books or journals. The pages are archival quality. Let us know what you want. Most often its something we have already done and can easily do.
For hard cover books or Bibles, we often are able to replace the spine and keep the old cover.
However, for soft cover books or Bibles, we offer new covers for customers that want to retain a flex soft cover. We have found that the best practice is to replace the original cover as the flexing of the cover makes it difficult to keep the older leather firmly attached to the new leather. We have a great selection of beautiful and durable leathers and exotic skins for the new covers. Its a much better look!
We do not patch tears for soft book or soft Bible covers and instead recommend replacing the entire cover. We have a great selection of leathers and exotic skins.
During repair or rebinding, we restitch the pages back into the book block and pages are normally trimmed 1/8” to clean edges. You need to know that this repair/rebinding does take a little of that margin space and notes may be affected. The smaller sized books or Bibles naturally have smaller inside margins. So if you have notes that you are trying to keep, please bring this to our attention and we can see if there is any solution.