“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.
Dear Sir or Madam,
You did excellent work binding my IU master’s thesis. I’m emailing to inquire about binding my IU PhD dissertation. I do not live in Indiana anymore, so I would need to email you the pdf. Please let me know if I can place an order via email, have you print and bind, and then have the finished dissertation shipped to me. Your company did such a fine job binding my thesis, I don’t want to trust my dissertation to anyone else!
B. E. Johnson, Ph.D.
An email from a customer:
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?
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.
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.
We had a lot of fun rebinding four well-read Harry Potter books. Rebound, new hard cover case, customer selected colors. Turned out beautiful!
Our 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.