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Subject: Is this considered postable?
Date Posted: 3/26/2009 1:20 PM ET
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Would a book be considered postable if it has what appear to be 'sun damage' along most of the outside page edges of the book - meaning when the book is closed at you're looking at it from a side view?  At least I think it's a sort of sun damage.  This is a hardcover and the bottom 2/3 of the pages are a brownish-yellow color like it was left in the sun too long.  Or are the pages then considered stained?  The pages themelves are fine - they aren't tanned or yellowed.

Last Edited on: 3/26/09 1:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/26/2009 1:35 PM ET
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If it's just the page edges and not the pages themselves and there isn't any damage to the actual pages other then the page edges (how redundant was that?) I'd say it's postable. I'm not sure what sun damage looks like though.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 1:39 PM ET
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I agree with Ivy. If it is just the side/edge of the book then I would consider it postable.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 3:17 PM ET
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I would consider that postable. I've had that same thing happen to a couple of books that sat on my bookshelf where the sun peeked through the blinds onto the top row of books. A couple of the books got a sort of "stripe" on them where the sun hit, it kind of looks like it has a bikini line. LOL Not sure if it's cheap paper or what, but it didn't happen to all of the books, just a couple.


Date Posted: 3/26/2009 3:25 PM ET
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Yeah, a lot of my TBR's are exposed to sunlight.  I'm trying to come up with a way to shield them.  The newer books' paper isn't so great as it is!