My Bible always falls apart at the binding - hard back ones, leather ones, you name it. I have always been a little ashamed of that fact - like: Helloooo Me.....Can't you be a more gentle with such an important book?! I was just giving myself this chat as we just fixed my current Bible by taping the cover back on with some clear heavy tape. It isn't sooo noticeable.
I heard the best quote today and it made me smile:
"A Bible that is falling apart, usually belongs to someone who isn't."