Bookbinding, Book Restoration, and Book Conservation Pricing
Light of Day will evaluate any book, document or other structure without charge or obligation. Sometimes we are able to discuss a job over the phone, but exact costs of a particular job can be established after examining it at the bindery.
Restoration is the most difficult work to price in general terms. A price range is provided only as a guideline because of the time consuming nature of some types of paper, cloth and leather repairs.
Restoration of Cloth Books and Bibles:
Small bindings under 8″ $80 and up with Yapp Edges $95 and up
Medium Bibles 8 – 10″ $100 and up
Large Bibles over 10″ $130 and up
Restoration of Leather Books and Bibles:
Small bindings under 8″ $150 and up
Medium bindings 8 – 10″ $175 and up
Large bindings over 10″ $275 and up
New Bindings in Book Cloth:
Small bindings under 8″ $80 and up
Medium books 8 “- 10″ $105 an up
Large Books over 10” $130 ad up
New Bindings in Leather:
Small Leather bindings under 8″ quarter binding, half binding and full leather $185 – and up
Medium Leather bindings 8″ – 10″ quarter binding, half binding and full leather $210 – and up
Large Leather binding over 10″ quarter binding, half binding and full leather $285 – and up
Clam Shell Boxes:
Most cloth boxes cost between $130 and $190 based upon the size of the book. Customers can choose custom colors, marbled and other decorated papers and suedes to decorate their box.
Slip cases are generally less expensive than clam shell boxes. Most often customers are encouraged to order a clam shell box because of the superior nature of the protection of the book from light, air, dirt and abrasion. A slip case is open on one side, revealing the spine. This lets light and dirt affect the book.
Titling and Tooling:
Titling, labels and other 22K gold decorations are available. There is a $20 set up fee and text is priced at $.25 per letter.
Bindery in a Box®:
Please check our pricing details for Bindery in a Box® here .