About Us

Founded in 1920, Bound to Stay Bound Books is a third generation family owned business located in Jacksonville, Illinois.

BTSB employee photo © July 2014.

BTSB Sales and Marketing Team at the
2019 annual summer sales conference.

State & Nationally Recognized
Awards & Recognitions


Library Binding Institute

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to Lawrence D. Sibert In recognition of his substantial contributions to the library binding industry. In testimony whereof, witness my signature the 7th day of December, 1972
Dudley A. Weiss Executive Director, Library Binding Institute

Library Binding Institute

Robert L. Sibert

In appreciation for your leadership and service.

Library Binding Institute President 1995-1997

Library Binding Institute

Presented to
Robert L. Sibert

In recognition of your service on the Board of Directors 2008-2011

Educational Paperback Association

January 2008

In recognition of your service to the Educational Paperback Association

Locally Recognized
Awards & Recognitions


Jacksonville Area Economic Development Council

1990 Industry of the Year - Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc.

Robert F Sibert 91 Hal of Fame

Jacksonville Area Hall of Fame 1991

Robert F. Sibert

has been a successful businessman for several decades, serving as president of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. He is also known as one of the area's most active and effective volunteers in terms of time and financial support. He has been a long time and active member of the Kiwanis club, major contributor for the YMCA, Passavant Area Hospital and Illinois College.

Business of the Year 2007

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce

chose Bound to Stay Bound as it's 2007 Business of the Year with 25 or more employees.