About Us

Norris Bookbinding Company was founded in 1947 by Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Norris. The principal work of the company was library and commercial rebinding, but Mr. Norris having previous experience in Bible repair, Bible rebinding and Bible restoration, soon discovered the need for Bible repair, Bible rebinding, Family Bible Repair service and began training employees in this operation. Other binderies and publishers learned of our service Bible repair and began sending Bible repair and Family Bible repair jobs and referring customers to us. Publishers such as Thomas Nelson & Sons, B.B. Kirkbride Bible Co. and others soon requested literature explaining our Family Bible repair, Pulpit Bible repair and Bible repair services be sent to them in order to pass along to their customers. We have serviced individuals needing Family Bible repair and Bible repair from every state and 30 foreign countries with many of their Bible rebinding needs. Through a dealer network we have over 500 stores nationwide that send books to us for rebinding services.

Before Mr. Norris’ death in 1967, he incorporated the business and took on his three key employees as partners. They were: Coleman Reid, Charles Sproles and Johnny Sproles. At the end of 1993 Mrs. Norris decided to retire and sell her share of the business. While these changes were being made Coleman Reid being close to retirement also decided to sell his shares be continued to work as a valuable employee.

At the beginning of 1994, Charles and Johnny Sproles, with over 80 years of experience between them bought Norris Bookbinding. Their pledge was to continually strive to find new and innovative ways to improve Bible repair and Family Bible repair and Pulpit Bible repair and Bible restoration, Family Bible restoration. They believed that a satisfied customer is the best advertisement and this is the reason Norris Bookbinding has grown into the nation’s largest Bible rebinding plant. Now in their late 70’s Charles and Johnny are still a vital key to the continued success and service at Norris Bookbinding working on restoring old Bibles and books each day.

Many thanks to our friends and customers for using our services over the past 65 years. We also appreciate the many publishers who, considering this unique business newsworthy, have featured Norris Bookbinding Co. in local, state, national and international publications.


The following are just a few world-renowned companies that have contacted us over the years about sending them literature so their customers can contact us for Bible repair. Click any thumbnail for a larger version of the letter.