Bible Repair Bible Rebinding

The condition of your Bible will dictate the amount of Bible repair required to restore it back to a condition that will give you many years of service. Our staff of skilled craftsman have many years of experience in Bible repair and have developed numerous techniques unique to the Bible rebinding industry. This has made Norris Bookbinding the leader in Bible repair and Bible restoration. The problem with many Bibles produced today is they were bound using glue, a less expensive way to attach the pages at the spine and soon after continuous use the pages begin to come loose. All Bibles previously bound in this manner are taken apart and “oversewn” by machine using the highest quality material available for Bible repair. Notes that are written close in the binding margin may be compromised as it will take some of that space in the sewing of the Bible . Some Bibles were printed with the type very close to the Bible binding margin requiring them to be sewn by hand and even then a small amount of the print may no longer be viewable. However, in order to restore the Bible this process must be achieved in order to make a durable Bible repair that can be used once again.

We have restored many old and valuable bibles as the one described below:
One of the most interesting Bibles which has come into Norris Bookbinding in poor condition and went out again like new was the family Bible of Reverend James Dempster (1740-1804). Rev. Dempster, who was converted under the preaching of john Wesley, was sent by Wesley to America. In the spring of 1775 he was appointed pastor of the Methodist Chapel in new York City, which had been built in 1768, the first Methodist Church in America.

Mr. Dempster arrived in the Mohawk valley in the early winter 0f 1776 and preached and ministered to the needs of the pioneers in and around Amsterdam until his death in 1804. This famous old Bible was discovered in the home of one of his descendants in Amsterdam, New York in very poor condition. The Rev. Wm. H. Kroeger, Pastor of the first Methodist Church of Amsterdam “challenged” Norris Bookbinding to rebind this famous Bible. Other bookbinderies had said it was impossible.

Below is a reply from the Rev. Kroeger after receiving the repaired Bible.

Norris Bookbinding Co.
Greenwood, Mississippi

Dear Mr. Norris:
We received the bible which you reconstructed for us. Excuse the delay in acknowledging its receipt. I waned others to see it before I replied. I may now say that everyone who examine your work is enthusiastic over what you were able to do with a book which other bookbinders considered and founders and to respect their efforts in a day of small things.

Thanking you again, I remain, Yours truly,

Wm. H. KROEGER, Historian, Troy Conference
Amsterdam, New York

 

Bible Repair

Price Estimate for a Bible repair up to size 6X9:

Black Genuine Leather - $90.00 (The most durable cover material available for years of service)

Colored Genuine Leather - $95.00.
(Maroon, Brown, Blue, Tan, Green, Red, White) Color Chart

Bonded leather - $65.00 (Bonded leather is made from shredded leather
particles glued together for a nice finish but not designed to give years of heavy use)
(Black, Maroon, Blue, Brown, Green) Color Chart

Imitation leather - $55.00 (Imitation leather is a man made product that is somewhat durable but cheaper to produce)
(Black, Maroon, Blue, Brown, Tan, Green, Red) Color Chart

Using old cover for Bible repair - $55.00 - $60.00

Sewing if needed-$18.00.

Cover with a snap add $30. (Genuine leather only)

Add blank pages $0.10 each.

Laminating per page $4.00

Add a ribbon $0.25 each.
Name imprint if wanted-$3.00
There may be a mending fee but without seeing your Bible we can’t give you an exact price.
There is a $18.00 S&h fee.

Price Estimate For Family Bible Repair & Pulpit Bible Repair:

Family Bible Rebound Using Old Cover - $300.00 - $450.00
In most cases we can use the original cover and make a new leather spine to keep your Family Bible repair as original as possible.

New Family Bible Cover bound in…

Genuine Leather - $375.00 (The most durable cover material available for years of service)
(Black, Maroon, Brown, Blue, Tan, Green, Red, White) Color Chart

Bonded leather - $290.00 (Bonded leather is made from shredded leather particles glued together for a nice finish but not designed to give years of heavy use)
(Black, Maroon, Blue, Brown, Green) Color Chart

Imitation leather - $275.00 (Imitation leather is a man made product that is somewhat durable but cheaper to produce)
(Black, Maroon, Blue, Brown, Tan, Green, Red) Color Chart

Sewing if needed-$42.00.
New Family Bible Record - $8.00
New Presentation Page - $3.00
Laminating Family Bible Records - $2.00 - $6.00
There may be a mending fee but without seeing your Family Bible we can’t give you an exact price.
There is a $22.00 s&h fee for Family Bible repair.

If you would like you may send us your Bible or Family Bible or Pulpit Bible by mail or UPS along with your name, address, phone number. After inspecting your Bible we will contact you with the exact price for re-binding your Bible. Turnaround time is 2-3 weeks.

BEFORE SENDING YOUR BIBLE Repair! Remove all personal material like bookmarks, pictures papers etc.

On a separate sheet of paper write your name, shipping address, and phone number and place it inside the front cover of your Bible.

Send your Bible to:

        Norris Bookbinding
        107 N. Stone
        Greenwood, Ms 38930
        662-453-7424.

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