Josh Philpot

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Bookbinding

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I sent four Bibles off to Ace Bookbinding recently to have them repaired and rebound. I got them back in the mail yesterday (what a birthday surprise!) and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Three of these I tend to use regularly: a small ESV, a large-print Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, and the NA27/NET diglot. I also picked up a Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible recently and hope to use it for reading more lengthy passages. The problem is that the cover and binding were fairly poor quality, so I added it into the mix.

My ESV was particularly miserable. I had silver duct tape around the sides to keep the binding together. Now it has a clean calfskin cover.

With Ace Bookbinding, even though you can choose from many colors, they can also match the color of the original, as in my Greek New Testament:

I never did like the title, “A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible,” so I asked them to leave “Reader’s” off the new cover:

This is probably the Bible that gets most wear and tear, so I’m thankful and excited for the new binding. Since it is a bigger Bible (in terms of thickness), Ace provides the option of adding more ribbon dividers, so I now have four ribbons instead of one.

As you can see, the pages are sown instead of glued for each Bible, so I expect them to last a very long time:

Many thanks to Ace Bookbinding for their good work! If you need a Bible or a big book rebound, I encourage you to check them out. I think they did a fantastic job.

Written by Josh Philpot

July 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

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