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Subject: Cover Creases
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 11:54 PM ET
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Im not sure if I am spelling that right but are cover creases okay in a book as long as its not like completely falling off and causing a tear in the cover? I have a book Im sending out that got a couple creases in it and then I ordered a book that the sender sent me a PM saying that the book cover has some creases in it, just making sure that I wasnt looking for a pristine copy.

So anyway, the book cover creases: yay or nay?

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 12:10 AM ET
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Cover creases are fine.   If they're excessive, I'd think it would fall under the excessive wear category, but only if the cover was pretty badly damaged.


From the Help Center -


  • Must both be present (front and back)
    • note that a paperback missing its front cover is  usually an illegal, unsold copy
    • "cover" does not = dust jacket.  Hardcovers do not need to include their dust jackets to be swapped here.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed
    • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 inch, this is OKAY
    • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • A bookplate inside the cover or on the flyleaf is OKAY

Last Edited on: 5/22/09 12:12 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 12:24 AM ET
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ALL books at PBS must meet Book Condition Guidelines.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:53 AM ET
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Yeah, I checked the guidelines and didnt see it there but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks.