Frequently Asked Questions
do I send a book to you?
Click here: Send
a book to us.
Because a typical book will deserve
attention at several stages in its life in order to assure decades of good
are most often provided?
- New spine
pages or sections of pages
Can pages be cleaned?
Should pages be cleaned?
Pages should be cleaned only if you
are unable to read the text. It is possible to clean pages, however the process
is labor intensive, therefore spendy.
Can family Bibles be restored?
Family bibles are one
of the most restored and preserved books of all time.
Here is what we can
do to preserve your family bible:
- Items such as pictures
and momento's are removed and stored in archival-safe envelopes
- Clean fabric or
leather covers and apply treatment to leather to stave off any decay
- Retint leather to
match original color after scuffs, tears and general wear have been repaired
- Pages are repaired
and re-attached if necessary.
What is the cost
of book repair or restoration?
This varies with each
book. We provide an initial review of the book and consult with you, providing
a quote before any book is worked on. Most repairs/restoration jobs average between $80-$125.
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Can I get an estimate?
The quickest way to
get an initial quote would be to send us an computer image/jpeg of the book(s).
Provide images taken from at least the angles of front/back/spine/edge. Images
of sample pages may also be useful.
You are welcome to
visit us with your books or send them to us via mail. Books sent to us via
mail will be reviewed and a quote emailed, phoned/faxed or regular mailed
back to you.
pictures are posted to our website under the 'Customers' tab for you to refer
to when reviewing the estimate for repair.
What is the difference
between repair, restoration and conservation?
Repairs include those
items that are necessary to return the book to readable condition. Things
like torn page mending, reattaching covers, strengthening cover corners
and reattaching sections of text are common repairs.
repair and adds choices such as cleaning leather covers and restoring their
luster, applying dye to leather covers with scuff marks or scratches, creating
new covers or spines and resewing bindings.
everything one step further and involves cleaning books to remove bad acids
or mold to perhaps consulting on environmental aspects of maintaining a personal
library or re-tooling gold on a leather cover, using authentic perios replacement
endsheets. Other conservation efforts include new covers to exactly
match period materials and typestyles of the original book title.
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