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Subject: Book Type: Turtleback
Date Posted: 2/7/2009 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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I was looking through another member's Wish List and saw a book listed with the book type Turtleback.  Now I'm curious.  What is this?

Date Posted: 2/7/2009 9:10 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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A Turtleback is a type of binding typically used in school libraries.  It is generally sturdier than a paperback but cheaper than a hardback - think of a paperback-sized book with hard covers. 

It was originally the name of a publisher.

Date Posted: 2/7/2009 11:41 PM ET
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Ok, thanks.  I learned something today.  :-)