Bookbinding

 

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 booksandboxes.com.au

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Craftsmen Bookbinders - Unit 29/388 Newman Road, Geebung QLD 4034. Telephone 07 3865 3555.  Website craftsmen-bookbinders

 

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

 

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 qbg.org.au

 

Dust Jackets - If you have a pre 1977 book but missing the dust jacket?  Don't despair, visit https://www.dustjackets.com/.  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 https://www.rarebooksdigest.com/2014/05/30/book-restoration-good-or-bad/
 

3 Basic Book Repair Procedures at website http://www.philobiblon.com/bkrepair/BookRepair.html

 

Bookcraft Book Repair Guide (scroll down and download the PDF file on Bookcraft Book Repair) at https://www.gaylord.com/request-a-catalog

 

Save Your Books at website http://saveyourbooks.com/

 

A Simple Book Repair Manual from Dartmouth College Library at website http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/repair/index.html

 
Bookbinding and Restoration from Home at website https://www.improvenet.com/a/book-binding-and-restoration-from-home
 

Bookmenders.org Tutorials at website http://www.bookmenders.org/p/tutorials.html

 
Librarians Share Their Best Book Repair Tips at website https://ideas.demco.com/blog/librarians-share-best-book-repair-tips/
 

Easy Book Repairs You Can Do Yourself at website http://hubpages.com/art/BookRepair

 

Book Repair Basics for Libraries at website (This is a 28 page pdf from the Syracuse University Libary) http://downloads.alcts.ala.org/ce/091411book_repair_basics.pdf .  They also have a Youtube channel with some great videos here at https://www.youtube.com/user/SULPreservation

 
 
Handy Book Repair Videos produced by Bookmenders.org