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Topic: Great Book Covers - $1.00!

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Subject: Great Book Covers - $1.00!
Date Posted: 10/7/2009 10:17 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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Love to use a bookcover?  I like to keep my books protected, clean, and private.  I wasn't able to find any that would fit a trade paperback.  Some are thicker than others, etc.   Then I decided to make my own.  Remember covering your school books?  Go to the dollar store and find a gift bag that you love.  I chose the ones that have a strong, heavy coating.  Cut them to size and created the perfect book cover.  You can even use the handle of the bag for a bookmark if you fold it just right and remove one of the ends from the bag.   They have an amazing variety, too!

Date Posted: 10/17/2009 10:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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I've bought stretchable book covers from Staple on sale for $1 but they pill and snag easily since the material is cheap.  I've been too lazy to make my own but this suggestion of using gift bags is a very good one.  Thank you!

Date Posted: 10/21/2009 3:48 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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I've tried those stretchy ones too - didn't like the feel or the look of them.  I do have some fabric ones for regular ppb that are very well made, though.  Just haven't ever found the trade sized ones, at least not that I really like.  And I don't like to sew....lol 

 

Does anyone else have ideas on how to get/make book covers?  Do many people use them?