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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.

Preserving Memories

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,


Book Restoration Class – April 6th and 7th

Friday, April 6th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 7th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Bring in one thru-fold sewn, hard cover book in need of some care and learn how to restore it in this two-session workshop. The class will have discussion and demonstrations on how to repair your books. From paper mending to remaking a hardcover, the class will be led by our restoration bookbinder with over 10 years of experience restoring books and Bibles.
All supplies included. Class size is limited.
Class Fee: $175
To register, click on the button below, or you can email :, or call: 317-636-5606 to reserve your place.


Look for the stitches in the fold of every 16th page to determine if it is a thru-fold sewn book

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 –

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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