The challenge of book and paper conservation and repair is that no two items have seen the exact same damage or wear. Nonetheless, we at Paper Leaf Bindery believe it is important to provide potential clients with some understanding of both starting price estimates and conditions that might increase that price. Here we will discuss some basic starting estimates based on the type of book and material, then we will discuss some common damage or wear that can cause that price to increase beyond the estimates listed. We also include links to articles we have created which can further educate clients on matters related to pricing.
We can typically provide a pricing estimate range once we have images of the item and its damage/wear. If the estimate we provide, after receiving images is satisfactory, clients can arrange to send or deliver the item for a final estimate prior to conservation or repairs are made. Keep in mind that even in this final estimate we may quote a range, as some repairs might need a final inspection after we have been able to deconstruct the book just before repairs. Some damage may be hidden under spines or covers that are not visible in first inspection.
Estimated starting price based on book type and size
Personal scripture repair
- Compact triple combination/bible— starts at $60/$70
- Compact quad— starts at $80
- Standard triple combination/bible— starts at $65/$75
- Standard quad— starts at $85
- Large-print combination/bible— starts at $75/$85
- Large-print quad— starts at $95
Cloth bound hard cover book
- up to 6″— starts at $75
- up to 12″— starts at $100
- 12″ and larger— starts at $125
Leather bound hard cover book
- up to 6″— starts at $100
- up to 12″— starts at $125
- 12″ and larger— starts at $150
Large leather bound Family/Holy Bibles
- starts at $450
Estimate adjustments based on some common damage or wear
Excessive torn pages
Cover spine piece missing
Text block loose or broken
Cover spine piece detached
For any questions or to start your conservation or repair estimate please contact us.
Please schedule with us to arrange for delivery of your item to our bindery.
Call or Text 801-369-5954