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.

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

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

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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