Repair & Restoration of Book Bindings

All books, however well made, will eventually require attention, pages may become torn or marked and in need of expert repair and cleaning

The sewing of the text block may also have loose sections, become broken or cracked

Covers and spines can become faded, worn, scuffed, split or separated through regular use and handling over time

All these defects are repairable and can be overcome

Most book restorations are in need of the boards and spines to be re-attached, this is a process called re-backing, whether it is cloth or leather bound.  There are various methods of achieving this, the best method to either keep the integrity of the original binding or a brand new binding would be advised upon with a

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