Textbook Rebinding

before stackOver the years, we have developed methods of rebinding worn-out textbooks for maximum durability. Other binderies may make old textbooks look fresh again, but we make old textbooks stronger than ever. Rather than simply glue the pages, we stitch them together with heavy thread. Instead of using low-density cover board, we use high-density board for increased resistance to bending, crushing and corner damage. We after stackadd a cloth reinforcing strip to the top and bottom of the spine inlay for additional support. Case lining paper is used to provide much needed strength at the cover joints.

Many times paperback textbooks are used for a while and then sent to us to be rebound into hard cover textbooks. This will add many years of useful life to the textbooks, but may have some additional costs associated with repairs needed before we can rebind. Some schools have adopted the practice of shipping new paperback textbooks to us before they are used. This way, we can rebind them into new hard cover textbooks that are stronger and longer lasting than mass produced hard cover textbooks at a lower over-all cost.


  • Text drillOur rebound textbooks are stitched with a heavy thread. Most 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. Some binderies require high minimums for printed covers. Covers can also be made with a heavy group F Library Buckram cover material.
  • 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.


  • A heavier cover board is offered as an upgrade. This 120 point, high density board adds durability to the cover to withstand the rigorous demands of the typical textbook.
  • Covers can 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.

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