Peabody Book Services          
Do it Yourself

Popular treatments and average prices for books that come into our workshop

Average cost to repair or restore a book: $60 - $150.

$60  Basic repairs includes these expertly applied steps

  • 5 page repairs
  • Cover corners and edges strengthened
  • Regluing and strenthening of binding
  • Reattachment of covers and existing spine

$125 Custom repairs
These custom repairs would be what you expect  in the 'special collection' area of any library or bookstore that sells fine rare books. 

  • Bookcloth or leather spine that custom fits your book
  • New endsheets which compliment the age and style of the book or the original endsheets are repaired for reuse, and
  • New leather spine title and decorative labels that compliment the cover style can be imprinted with gold or silver.

$125 Convert paperback into hardback

  • Bookcloth cover with copy of original paperback cover inset into front cover
  • New endsheets which complement the age and style of the book
  • Decorative leather labels that compliment the cover style can be imprinted with gold or silver

 

Some books fall into one of the areas below.  Once the book arrives to the workshop, we will contact you with a firm quote that won’t change at the end of the project:

NEW COVER

  Bookcloth Leather
Includes new endsheets on the inside and custom labels on spine. $125 $175
Inset original cover pieces into new cover, any size add $50 add $50
New Cover up to 6 x 9” $125 $175
New Cover Size up to 6 x 9'', strengthen binding, repair some torn pages $200 $250
New Cover Size up to 10 x 16'' $150 $200
New Cover Size up to 10 x 16'', strengthen binding, repair some torn pages $225 $275

RESEW BINDING including NEW SPINE or NEW COVER

Includes new endsheets if needed and custom label on spine. Bookcloth Leather
Resew complete binding up to 2”, new spine and outside hinges, repair several torn pages, reattach cover $400 $475
Resew complete binding up to 2”, new cover (includes new spine), repair several torn pages $450 $550
Convert a Paperback to a Custom Covered Hardback $125  

Peabody Book Services believes you should not have any surprises about our fees. We provide 'before and after' pictures via email for your review before returning your book to you.

Shipping and handling for the books return trip back to you via USPS is normally $15 for priority shipping.

We're proud of providing quality services for reasonable prices.

We provide a detail listing of what was done to each book.

Agreement in advance on work to be done for each book is required.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPALS:

  • If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

  • When possible, use products that are reversible with water treatment.

  • Make sure the customer understands financial and conservation consequences of non-reversible repairs.

  • Document your work to include with book or project.

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Phone: 503-504-2687

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Email: Connie@PeabodyBooks.com