Earlier this year I decided to have one of my Bibles rebound. After seeing several people's rebinds done by Leonard's Book Restoration, I sent off my information for a quote. The Bible I decided to rebind is not a premium Bible, but one I have used quite a bit when preaching. It is an International Bible Society large print 1984 New International Version. It has a glued binding which was cracking in the front.
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I decided to have it rebound in black goatskin. Leonard's added binding cord to the spine edge of the text block to repair and strengthen the Bible. I had them insert three black ribbons as well. The whole process, including ship time, took about a month. I found Leonard's easy to work with. Here is the finished product:
When I unboxed my newly rebound Bible I was delighted at the appearance. When I first handled it I found it stiff. To be honest, I wasn't sure I liked the way it felt. However, after handling it and reading from it, I soon found it softened up. Now I am delighted with the way it feels. As you can see above, the text is too close to the gutter. This is due to the way the text block is printed, not the way it was rebound. The cover is as flexible as the text block (see below).