Bindery Update

The bindery is now open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

We are committed to protecting the health of our employees and our customers by wearing face coverings and maintaining social distance. We have a small showroom, so please call 317 636-5606 for more information or for an appointment. You may also contact the bindery via email at If you have questions or concerns about your current order or a future order, please do not hesitate to reach out. Be safe and take care.

Book of Minutes – Restored

“Thank you for doing such a great job restoring our minute book from the original minutes of the St. Francis Hospital medical staff. The medical staff will really appreciate how you preserved this book for us.” — Jennifer G.


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.

2020 Textbook Rebinding Roll Call

BeforeAfterCall us or email if your school’s textbooks need to be renewed at the bindery for additional years of service — 317 636-5606,

“The rebinding you did for us last year has worked out great.  The texts have held up so much better and in the long run is cost effective.”    — Jeffrey D. Wilcox, Principal

We are pleased to hear the positive feedback for the additional reinforcing to our textbook rebinding process. It appears that these measures have improved textbook durability and provided a better value.

Text drillOur rebound textbooks are stitched with a heavy thread. Other binderies simply glue the pages. A stitched book is considerably stronger and less prone to failure than a glue bound book.

We use high density binders’ board for the covers of rebound textbooks. Many other binderies use low density board. High density board will not bend and crush as easily as low density board. This is especially important for the corners of the cover which are subject to impact in daily use.

Our standard rebinding offers printed covers that resemble the original textbook cover with no minimum quantity required if ordered in May or June. Other binderies require high minimums for printed covers. Covers can also be made with a heavy group F Library Buckram cover material. While this material cannot be printed to match the illustrations of the original cover, its strength and durability are unmatched by any other cover material. A wide array of colors is available to choose from and spines are foil stamped with the title of the book. If you are concerned about longevity, this is an excellent choice.

Cloth StripWe add a cloth reinforcing strip to the top and bottom of the spine inlay to add support to this area of the cover. No other bindery we know of does this.

In addition to the lining around the spine of the text block, we reinforce the cover spine by adding case lining paper to the spine area and on to each of the cover boards. This provides much needed strength at the cover joints, a common point of failure on textbooks.

We are always looking for ways to improve our process to provide greater durability for rebound textbooks.

Contact us today for information on how to submit your textbook rebinding order:
317-636-5606 or

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,