Welcome to HBI and The Library Binding Institute
Hardcover Binders International (HBI) and the Library Binding Institute (LBI) is the premiere information resource on hardcover binding. It exists to advocate the highest standards in quality, longevity, and durability of hardcover bound books.
2013 HBI/LBI Fall Conference
October 9-12, 2013 | Boston, MA
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2013 HBI/LBI Spring Conference
April 25 - 27, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
2012 HBI/LBI Fall Conference
October 24 - 26, 2012 | Ann Arbor, MI
Who Binds Hardcover Books?
Binding books with a durable and aesthetically pleasing hardcover calls for an expertise and skill set on many levels. HBI and the Library Binding Institute is celebrating 75 years of hardcover binding excellence. Building on improvements in production and quality over the years, our members, who are hardcover binders, including certified library binders, are uniquely poised to print one or 1,000 books, according to specifications, quickly and accurately. Their experience with the care and handling of quantities of one or 1,000, combined with rapid production technology, makes HBI and the Library Binding Institute members the best choice for high quality and durable hardcover binding - long runs, short runs, on demand, one-off, edition binding, as well as photo books.
What is a Certified Library Binder?
Certified library binders are the original hardcover book binders dedicated to ensuring the highest standards in library binding in accordance with the ANSI/NISO/LBI Library Binding Standard Z39.78-2000.
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