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My Bible has extended covers (Yapp) that are torn, taped and damaged, can they be repaired?

New cover and repair solutions for your damaged yapp extended covers

Our bookbindery often receives Bibles with Yapp covers (extended leather covers that hang over the side of the Bible) that were designed to protect the pages, but are now damaged, broken or torn.  Some people refer to these extended leather covers as "yapps".  These yapps come in several variations, such as a full yapp, semi-yapp and there are yapps with zippers.  While time and conditions may cause these yapps to become damaged, in some cases, the leather covers were made with an inferior quality bonded leather.  The repetitive bending of this material leads to deterioration and cause damage to the Bible pages that they were intended to protect.  Also, we have seen numerous instances where zippers attached to the extended cover have failed.

We have heard some complaints that these extended flap covers seem to get in the way when pages are turned.  We rebind Bibles without recreating the extended flaps (yapps) as our Bible rebinding service results in a clean look and we do not believe making extended flaps or yapp covers are the best long-term solution.

However, in most instances, we can save all or a portion of an existing cover, especially when a cover has special sentimental value.  We have numerous techniques that are outlined in our Bible restoration page that we use to save all or a portion of existing original Bible covers.  Alternatively, we have a tremendous selection of leathers, goatskin, cow skin and other materials to select that can be found on our Bible rebinding page where we can make you a new Bible cover.

We can save most of the original Bible Cover

Many of these Bibles have beautiful foil stamped images or other sentimental covers that can be saved!  Click on the image for a larger view.  For more information on our bookbinding process to repair these types of Bibles, please see our Bible Repair page.

New Bible Covers

Another alternative is to rebind your damaged Bible cover with a NEW cover.  We have a large selection of the finest leathers, goatskin, sheepskin and exotic skins from around the world.  We can also nearly "replicate" the look of your Bible with virtually identical foil stamp applications.  The photos below are some examples of what we can do. See Bible Rebinding with a New Cover

Bible covers with extended flaps and zipper closures

These photos show numerous ways we convert original zipper yapp Bible covers with special Bible repair or rebind them with new covers. These examples also our bookbinders converting yapp zipper crosses to bookmark ribbons.

Want a NEW cover?
Bible rebinding King James Bible with new cover

We have a large selection of leathers, skins and other materials to rebind your Bible with a beautiful NEW cover

Want to save your ORIGINAL exterior cover or spine?
Bible Restoration to replace missing Family Bible spine (Barton)

Our Bible Restoration service can save exterior covers and spines, even those with significant damage

Personalize your Bible

Hot foil stamp names, text or images.  We have "in-house" images or create your own custom die stamps.


"Thank you for rebinding my study bible.  Your suggestion of adding my name under my grandmother's name was a great idea. I will be passing this bible on to my newborn grand baby! I hope she receives as much joy and light as I have.  Bless you." Janice

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If you need bookbinding or have a creative project in mind, and want to discuss with our staff, Click on the link below to get started and upload files to us so we can discuss your project in a consultation.  


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