At The Really Good Book Shop, we are pretty good at amateur repairs but to get a professional job done you need to go to a trained professional bookbinder. 


Here are some locals (we have no affiliation with these businesses, they are not listed in any order of preference, we have just heard they do a good job) 


Books & Boxes Quality Bookbinders - Unit 6 Lot 3, 70 Flanders Street, Salisbury QLD 4107.  Telephone 07 3276 7155. Website


Able Bookbinding- 7 Drosera Street, Everton Hills QLD 4053.  Telephone 07 3355 0570.  Website


Bound by Brown - Mount Tamborine QLD 4272.  Telephone 07 5545 3353. Website


Roger Perry Bookbinder and Gold Finisher- Warner QLD 4500.  Telephone 07 3882 0576. Website


F&R Pohlmann Master Bookbinders - 43 Sutton Court, Camp Mountain QLD 4520. Telephone 07 3289 1459. Website


Bob E. Collins Hand Bookbinder - 5/657 Pine Ridge Road, Biggera Waters QLD 4216.  Telephone 1300 553 483.  Website


If you want to learn how to do your own repairs, check out the workshops and courses offered by the Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc. Website


Dust Jackets - If you have a pre 1977 book but missing the dust jacket?  Don't despair, visit  They may have the jacket you need.  They are based in San Francisco USA but do ship to Australia.


DIY Book Repairs


If your book needs a minor repair and you think you can handle it yourself with a little guidance then check out these sites (again, we have no affiliation with these sites, they are not listed in any order of preference, we just list them for you to then make an informed choice yourself about book repairs)

Rare Books Digest - Book Restoration: Good or Bad? at website

3 Basic Book Repair Procedures at website


Bookcraft Book Repair Guide (scroll down and download the PDF file on Bookcraft Book Repair) at


Save Your Books at website


A Simple Book Repair Manual from Dartmouth College Library at website

Bookbinding and Restoration from Home at website
Librarians Share Their Best Book Repair Tips at website

Easy Book Repairs You Can Do Yourself at website


Book Repair Basics for Libraries at website (This is a 28 page pdf from the Syracuse University Libary) .  They also have a Youtube channel with some great videos here at