Book Binding Repair

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Many of us have held or owned an old book that was in pretty good condition except for the binding. Damage to the binding can reduce the value of a book, and it can even make the book unreadable. You can now find book binding repair options online. Many online rare and old book vendors offer book binding repair as an added service to their customers.

If you are looking for someone to repair an old and valuable book, you will want to be particularly careful who you select to do the work. Some rare book dealers have extensive experience working with valuable books and understand the need for special care in these cases. On the other hand, if your book needs minor repairs, there are many dealers who can do them well.

Online Bookbinding Repair

If you have friends or acquaintances who own valuable books, it's alwyas a good idea to check with them to find out who they may have used for repairs. Personal referral is almost always a good idea when it comes to using an unknown vendor. There are several important factors to consider when you are looking for book binding repair services.

First, you need to know if the company has the experience to do the repairs appropriately. You also need to get a written estimate of the cost before you ship your book. You will want to ask the vendor for specific instructions on how to pack and ship your book. Another key element is turn around time. Believe it or not, there have been cases when it took a year or more for a person to get their book back. Last of all, you will want to get a statement regarding the extent to which the repair company will guarantee their work.

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