RestorationAll of the materials used are acid-free and preservation tested. We can handle virtually any type of book.
Houchen Bindery Ltd. is pleased to offer restorations on all types of printed material. Our highly-skilled restoration specialist Steve Bertchume employs time-tested methods to transform old and rare books into beautiful, durable, long-lasting pieces. We can handle virtually any type of book – Bibles, Plat Books, dictionaries, medical and legal books, photo albums, song books, recipe books, children’s storybooks, and more.
Goal of Restoration
Our goal is to protect, preserve, and enhance your treasured books to last for generations. We want to give your old books new life so you can cherish them again and again.
Due to the delicate and custom nature of Restoration work, we require an evaluation process before we proceed with your order. Because each project is unique, it is necessary for us to evaluate your materials in order to provide an accurate price quote. Once we have evaluated your materials we will contact you with a detailed description of the work to be done and prices. Once the evaluation is approved we will proceed with your order. We require a $25 evaluation fee, which will be applied toward your order if you agree to proceed. Most materials will be finished within 6-8 weeks from receiving approval.
Other Preservation Options
Not all books are suitable for full restoration or rebinding due to brittle pages or other factors. We offer various preservation enclosures to protect books from light and dust. Clam Shells and Phaseboxes are an excellent, economical solution to extend the life of brittle books, documents, or artworks.