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Subject: Inside Covers Yellowed
Date Posted: 9/14/2010 8:43 PM ET
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I have a 25-year old book that's just been requested from me. It's in excellent condition except both inside covers are very yellowed, though the text pages are fine. No RC from requestor. I need reassurance it's o.k. to send out. - I always go through the stress of hoping the book arrives safely *and* that the requestor will be happy. I know - chance we take!

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 9:17 PM ET
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Age-yellowed pages are fine. The paper inside of the cover is even less of a concern. No worries.

Last Edited on: 9/14/10 9:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/14/2010 9:22 PM ET
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This just indicates that the inside covers were made from a more acidic paper than the rest of the book.  They have aged more rapidly.  That is fine.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 9:26 PM ET
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I've sent many older books in that condition, and see it more frequently now even in books 6 -10 years old.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 10:02 PM ET
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if concerned,  pm the requestor and ask if they mind

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 11:31 PM ET
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I'd just send it.  I wouldn't PM because then you get in the situation that you don't know WHAT to do if they never answer the PM.   I see no need to PM about any book that meets the PBS guidelines.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 11:41 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/15/2010 6:02 AM ET
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Thanks, everyone. I'll mail it out and see what happens. PBS people are great!!!