A thoughtful gift to share.
An architect assembled his favorite historical essays and quotes to inspire his entire staff. A grandmother told the story of her life and family to pass down to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A son made a collection of his mother’s poetry for everyone in the family.
A book is a lasting testimony of our common memories, history and culture. We are all bound by the books we share.
Books for Friends and Relatives Around the World
Many people call on us to make unique books for friends and family in far away places. We do our best to bring their visions to life.
A few years ago, we bound a thesis for a graduate student who now lives in Milwaukee. She called on us to make a custom brewing notebook as a gift for her husband. Her sister in Indianapolis was so impressed that she had us make a leather covered barbeque recipe notebook for her husband. We wouldn’t be surprised if eventually the husbands contacted us for custom books to give in return. A custom made book is a very thoughtful present.
Recently, a grandmother had us turn a story about rabbits in her garden into a colorful storybook for her grandson’s first birthday. “He is living in Australia, and I want him to know a bit about our life in America!” she said proudly.
Last year, we bound over 400 pages of emails between a gentleman in the U.S. and a lady in Brazil into a fine book with a surprise ending – an engagement ring and a wedding proposal. We were very happy to see the wedding photos the couple emailed to us from Brazil.
National Library Bindery Company of Indiana has been serving customers for over 140 years. We are committed to a tradition of quality hand-craftsmanship established by our founder in 1873. We are passionate about what we do, using archival materials from around the world and fundamentally sound bookbinding techniques to produce books that are durable and beautiful.
We offer a wide range of binding, repair and restoration services to both businesses and consumers, welcoming orders for one book or a thousand books.
You may have an idea for a new book, or have a treasured old book in need of repair for yourself, or someone far away. Call, or email us to begin the journey of creating or renewing your special book.
Our exclusive cemetery log was released last October at the Indiana State Library’s annual Genealogy Show. The log features 25 pages of 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.
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.