Archive for Saturday, February 6, 2010

Resources for family Bibles

February 6, 2010


Need it repaired? One local binder adept with family Bibles is Engel Bindery in Kansas City, Mo. President David Haynie says the company has rebound thousands of family Bibles by hand using 100-year-old equipment. Repairs will take a few weeks and vary in cost depending on the book’s condition. Call (816) 842-8185 or

Want to donate it? If you know enough of the Bible’s history to know where some of the family members lived, try contacting museums in that area and asking if they would want submissions, says Charlene White of the Territorial Capital-Lane Museum in Lecompton.

Want to sell it? Good luck. There are currently more than 1,600 family Bibles on sale in the Antiquarian and Collectible section of the Internet super-seller site eBay.


Grammaton 7 years, 5 months ago

I'm also a traditional bookbinder and am currently restoring a family bible (I am in the process of mending tears and reinforcing the signatures so the book can be completely re-sewn). I live in Lawrence a few blocks away from downtown/Mass. St. If you'd like to get a glimpse of the process or have questions about bookbinding and restoration, feel free to contact me and stop by for a coffee and a chat.

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