Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost For a New Set?

If you would like to place an order for a new book, head over to our store!! The prices listed reflect the cost of the new scriptures plus the cost of the binding.

How Long Does It Take?

Our turnaround time is 7-8 weeks. That is from the time we receive your scriptures (if we’re using your current set), or from the time you place your online order (for a new set) until they are returned to you.

Do You Have A Physical Store? Where Are You Located?

We do not have a physical store at this time, but we are happy to send samples of leathers and help you in any way we can to choose the perfect scripture set for you! Just send us a contact form and someone will reach out to you.

What Makes A Hand-Bound Book Stronger?

We pride ourselves in doing every step of the biding process by hand. Our careful attention to detail and our top of the line materials, allow us to create very strong books that will withstand use for many, many years.

Does The Embossing Cost Extra?

Embossing included: Name, “Holy Scriptures”, the tree of life, SLC temple, oak or maple leaves.

Beyond the above options, we do charge extra.

Can You Do A Wrap Around Cover?

Yes! We have done many of them.

What Is Included In The References?

The “References” refers to all items in the Bible and Triple’s appendixes. That is: Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, Joseph Smith Translation, Bible maps & pictures, Triple’s Index, and Triple’s maps & pictures.

Is There A Cost Difference With The Different Leathers Or Colors?

Every leather we have in stock is included in the binding price.  Any special-order leather would incur a stocking fee.

Can I Drop Off My Scriptures Or Do I Have To Ship Them To You?

We can schedule an appointment and have you drop off your scriptures if you’re in Utah

Can You Repair Torn Pages?

Yes! We can repair torn pages, sections or pages falling out, broken spines, etc. Depending on the extent of repair we may need to charge extra to cover our binder’s time.

What Is The Difference Between A Genuine Leather Cover & A Full-Grain Leather Cover?

Genuine leather means the leather has been ground and put back together so that it’s perfectly smooth. 

Full-grain leather means that it is the animal hide taken directly from the animal and dyed. Animal hides are not perfect. There may be markings (think scars) on the leather.

Are Blank Pages Extra? How Many Blank Pages Can I Add?

We include 5 blank pages with each book. If you would like to add extra blank pages it’s $2/page. You can add many blank pages, however when you add more than 20, it begins to make the book harder to open.

Do You Bind Other Books, Or Just Scriptures Only?

We bind many kinds of books!  We mostly specialize in the scriptures, but we have bound journals, story books & extra large scriptures, among many others.

Why Do They Cost So Much?

Our products are completely built by hand. We also use top quality materials and our leathers come from real animals. Our binders train for several months in order to become proficient. Bookbinding is not an easy process and therefore, it takes a long time to perfect the skills required to build the beautiful books we build.

What Do You Do To The Book?

When we receive a book to bind we first remove the old cover and all the glue and residue from the spine. 

Work on the book itself: We fix any pages or sections that may be falling out, we divide the book, and add any documents requested. We then begin the spine work. We add reinforcement to the spine so that the book is much stronger.  We add ribbons, headbands, hinge fabric (which allows the front and back cover to open), a tube (which allows the book to open flat on a surface), and lastly, we add the end sheets (which allow us to attach the book to the cover). 

Work on the cover: Once the book part is done, we start building a brand new cover. We measure and cut the front and back book-board, and build the spine with the bands. We then cut the leather to size and skive the edges of the leather so that it is a smooth transition to the rest of the book. We then glue the boards onto the leather, and fold the edges of the leather in to make the cover.

Last steps: Once the book and the cover are finished it is time to emboss the cover. Once the embossing is done we then attach the book together and let it sit in a special press for about a day (so that all the glues dry completely).  Once all this process is done, the book goes to shipping or to be ready for pick up.

How Long Will They Last?

Our books should last for many years. We ask that you be careful and not carry your book in a bag with many other things rubbing against it, place it in a scripture case first if you must take it places. Otherwise, the leather will start to wear down. If you keep your book on a flat surface like a desk or a nightstand, your book should look intact for a very, very long time.

 

Does It Cost Extra For Additional Documents?

Yes, you can add any document you would like, we charge $10 per document.

How Much Is It To Add A Crystal?

It is $25 per crystal.