Please provide us with the following information when submitting an inquiry, and someone from the Trefler’s team will help you determine the next steps.

Please describe your item(s) in as much detail as possible. Information such as dimensions, what materials the item is made of (i.e. wood, plaster, porcelain), and your item’s current condition are all very helpful for our experts to make an accurate estimate.

We suggest providing at least three .jpg images per item. These should include; one image of the entire object, and detailed views of the area(s) of damage and/or pieces. 

If you are submitting an inquiry for painting restoration, please provide an additional photograph of the back of the canvas.

Our team will review all inquiries and assess the best course of action to suit your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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    Customized Bookbinding: Restoring the Classics, the Old-Fashioned Way

    Pride and PrejudiceTo Kill a MockingbirdWuthering Heights — classic books still have the power to inform us, entertain us, and inspire us. Sure, these titles will never go out of print. You can find them with colorful new covers on the shelves in Barnes and Noble. Or in digital form on your smartphone or tablet. But nothing replicates the look, the feel, and the smell of an old book.The problem is, old books can deteriorate over time — pages can curl, covers can rip, titles can fade. There is a solution, though.

    Can You Repair Old Books?

    The short answer is: Yes. Bookbinding is an effective way to restore old books that have seen better days. You can repair the cover. You can reattach the pages. You can reattach loose sections. Doing all this won’t devalue your book, and you can preserve the classics for future generations. 

    Don’t try and repair your books yourself, though. If you do, you could depreciate the title or cause irreparable damage. Hiring a professional bookbinder, therefore, makes much more sense.

    What Are the Benefits of a Good Book Repair and Restoration Service?

    Professional book repairing and restoration services provide you with multiple benefits. You can restore classic books and increase their value in the process. Alternatively, repair your favorite book and gift it to a friend, family member, or colleague. 

    If you have a book that’s falling apart, restoration can make it easier to read your favorite title again. You will also increase the strength and durability of the book. The best modern bookbinding techniques, such as leather book cover restoration, will maintain your books for years and years to come. 

    You can restore almost any kind of book, including paperbacks and hardbacks, coffee table books, and even yearbooks and photo albums. There are loads of finishing options to choose from, so you can improve the appearance of your favorite titles or modernize them entirely. 

    Not all bookbinding services are the same, though. You need to choose a book and antique art conservator who won’t cause further damage to your books and provides you with excellent customer service. You should also choose bookbinders who use the latest and most effective binding techniques that provide you with value for money.

    Why Should You Hire a Professional Book Repair and Restoration Service?

    Here at Trefler’s, we’ve been restoring classic books since the 1920s. It’s what we’re known for. Our bookbinding service repairs and restores all kinds of books, including antique and collectible titles, art books, and Bibles. 

    Based near Boston, MA, our antique book repair and restoration service fuses mid-century techniques with more modern methods to repair classic titles. No art repair and restoration project is too big or too small for our team, and we can customize our binding service based on your individual requirements, preferences, and budget. 

    Our professional art conservators can repair loose or broken bindings, restore torn pages, re-sew loose sections, salvage leather covers, and even create custom enclosures for your titles. 

    Plus, book repairs are cheaper than you think. Click here now and receive a custom quote.


    There’s nothing like turning the pages of a classic book, passed down from generation to generation. If your books are in a bad state of repair, however, you could benefit from professional bookbinding services. With 100 years of experience, Treffler’s can restore your books and provide you with the expert service you need.

    Looking for bookbinding and restoration in Boston? Call Trefler’s now on 617-965-3388.

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