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Textbook Rebinding Roll Call

BeforeAfterCall us if your school’s textbooks need to be renewed at the bindery for additional years of service — 317 636-5606.

“The rebinding you did for us last year has worked out great.  The texts have held up so much better and in the long run is cost effective.”    — Jeffrey D. Wilcox, Principal

We are pleased to hear the positive feedback for the additional reinforcing to our textbook rebinding process. It appears that these measures have improved textbook durability and provided a better value.

Text drillOur rebound textbooks are stitched with a heavy thread. Other binderies simply glue the pages. A stitched book is considerably stronger and less prone to failure than a glue bound book.

We use high density binders’ board for the covers of rebound textbooks. Many other binderies use low density board. High density board will not bend and crush as easily as low density board. This is especially important for the corners of the cover which are subject to impact in daily use.

Our standard rebinding offers printed covers that resemble the original textbook cover with no minimum quantity required if ordered in May or June. Some binderies require high minimums for printed covers. Covers can also be made with a heavy group F Library Buckram cover material. While this material cannot be printed to match the illustrations of the original cover, its strength and durability are unmatched by any other cover material. A wide array of colors is available to choose from and spines are foil stamped with the title of the book. If you are concerned about longevity, this is an excellent choice.

Cloth StripWe add a cloth reinforcing strip to the top and bottom of the spine inlay to add support to this area of the cover. No other bindery we know of does this.

In addition to the lining around the spine of the text block, we reinforce the cover spine by adding case lining paper to the spine area and on to each of the cover boards. This provides much needed strength at the cover joints, a common point of failure on textbooks.

We are always looking for ways to improve our process to provide greater durability for rebound textbooks.

Contact us today for information on how to submit your textbook rebinding order:
317-636-5606 or nlbco@nlbco.com

Encore for an Heirloom

An email from a customer:
Dear NLBCO,
My grandmother used this piano book and now my daughter is using it. Some of the pages are coming loose and I have even resorted to gorilla tape on the side. Is this something that you might be able to repair so that we can keep this heirloom?
Thank you,
Trudy

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We have worked on several music books recently. The key is that the book should still open flat after any repair. The pages that are coming apart are mended and then sewn through fold and reattached to the textblock so they still open flat. The original cover could not be saved, especially with the tape over the spine, so we replicated it with black imitation leather spine and grey bookcloth sides. The original stamping was recreated on the spine and on the front.

The result:
Trudy was very happy that her daughter can now play her grandmother’s music for many years to come.

Before you resort to using tape, bring your heirloom book in to discuss the best methods to ensure years of continued use.

Saving Beautiful 1814 Marbled End Sheets

A favorite customer brought in a beautiful book that was over 100 years old and needed a few repairs. We were able to replace the torn cloth hinge guard and save the marbled end sheets. The book is now in great working condition and is ready for many more years of use.

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If you have a book that needs repair, call us at 317 636-5606. We can bring new life to your old books so they can enjoyed for many years to come.

Traditional Craftsmanship Available Today

We recently finished binding the legislative records for the Commonwealth of Kentucky to match their distinctive and durable bookbinding standards.Center Shelf_sm2

The National Library Bindery Company has the expertise and equipment required to fulfill this demanding level of traditional craftsmanship.6 in 1-600

Call on the bookbinding experts at National Library Bindery Company for beautiful books that are bound to stand the test of time. Telephone – 317 636-5606, E-mail – nlbco@nlbco.com

A Cemetery Log is a Splendid Gift for a Family History Researcher

Standard2Our exclusive cemetery log was released last October at the Indiana State Library’s annual Genealogy Show. The log features 34 pages including log sheets to record the genealogical findings during cemetery visits. The log also contains a symbols guide to aid in decoding tombstone symbols you may find as well as a reference to the common tombstone styles you’ll encounter out in the field.

You can order a copy by clicking on ‘The Marketplace’ tab above and scrolling down to the Cemetery Log.

We are excited to announce that National Library Bindery Company Brand Cemetery Logs are now available for purchase at the Indiana Historical Bureau’s Gift Shop located at 140 North Senate Avenue.

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