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Bindery Update

Please Note: We will not be available for appointments

from October 19 until November 2.

Call 317 636-5606 if you have questions or concerns.

You may also contact the bindery via email at nlbco@nlbco.com until the end of the year. You can also reach Teresa Walker at Walker Restoration Book Binding, 463 202-5519 or email her at walkerrestore@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.

The Works of Theodore Roosevelt in 24 Leather Bound Volumes

“I am just delighted!” -Ben

Ben’s favorite set of books, the 24 volume Memorial Edition of “The Works of Theodore Roosevelt” was bound in a faded red cloth that did not match his enthusiasm for the text within.
    The new covers are quarter bound in Blue Roma Goat leather with Sage Linen cloth. The raised bands are highlighted with genuine gold stamping. The titles are stamped in the Cheltenham typeface which was extremely popular when Theodore Roosevelt was president. The newly re-bound Memorial Edition has a stately presence that commands attention in the bookcase.

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.

A Note from a Customer

open-coveropen-journal-insideDear NLBCo folks, 
Many years ago (about fifteen) I ordered a journal from your company. It was beautiful, with marbled hardboard covers trimmed in fine leather on spine and corners, hand-sewn binding, and  a custom-stamped title. I’ve never found another like it.

The journal you made for me in 2002 has held up amazingly well, through use as both a diary and an outdoor sketchbook (pen and watercolor), and travels all over North America and Europe. Attached are some photos of how it looks today.
I will be calling tomorrow to order another one. I am so grateful that some things don’t change.

With best regards,
Judith
Lafayette, CA

Call or email to explore the options for creating a custom journal, for you or for someone special. Since we make every book by hand, there are very few limitations. – 317 636-5606 or nlbco@nlbco.com

Traditional Craftsmanship Available Today

Once again we are 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

Book Problems Solved!

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Before — an email from a customer: “I just received a new book in damaged condition. This book is put out by a press in Budapest, Hungary and it is difficult and expensive to obtain. I am planning to use this book often as a reference text, and I want a secure binding that will last.”

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After — “I just wanted to tell you again how pleased I am with this work. I’ve been using the book and it is very well done. And what a great job on saving the inside cover with the diagrams. Much appreciated.” – Peter M.

If you have a book with a problem, new or old, call on National Library Bindery for lasting solutions!

Preserving Memories and Family Histories

Dear National Library Bindery,
I talked on the phone yesterday about how much we appreciated the excellent work that was done to restore my sister-in-law’s family Bible. It was the Bible that had the cover in pieces, etc (really thick, Victorian looking and was approximately 100 years old). My sister-in-law and my brother were so excited to see it restored and were so thankful that it was able to be restored; her uncle had passed the Bible on to her, so we then took it and showed it to him; he just kept looking at it and touching it and said that it was beautiful.

I had the restoration work done as a gift and I just wanted to again express my ‘thank you’ for taking such care in the work you do. I appreciate all that you do to help people preserve their memories and family histories and the genuine interest you show while doing this. You are the best and I am happy to tell others about your services.

Thank you again so much,

Marge