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Subject: Name on side of book
Date Posted: 7/17/2011 7:09 PM ET
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I need thoughts on this.  I'm a teacher and I have a huge classroom library.  I weed through the library every year.  I'd love to put these book out on PBS.  They are in great shape BUT they have my name on the edge.  I put it there, so if they are left around the school I can get them back.  Can I post a book like that??????? I'm assuming somewhere when I post a book I can note that (I've never looked becasue I've never had to).  Thanks!!!!

Date Posted: 7/17/2011 7:13 PM ET
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Writing on the outside of the book, no matter where, is acceptable. It simply can't be on the text pages.

Date Posted: 7/17/2011 7:16 PM ET
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Really??!!!??? That is sooooooo awesome :)

Date Posted: 7/17/2011 7:32 PM ET
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Fom the Help Center (you can see all the conditions for posting books by searching the Help docs for "swapability"):

  • Page edges: remainder marks are OK.  A name written on the page edges is okay (if it does not bleed in and obscure text on the text pages) 

Since the books have been circulated through kids' hands, I'd make sure to page through them looking for any stains or liquid damage since no amount of that is postable.
Date Posted: 7/17/2011 8:14 PM ET
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It would annoy the heck out of me to get a book with your name written like that.

Date Posted: 7/17/2011 10:10 PM ET
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Maybe you should consider an RC Barbara, because the books are postable.

Date Posted: 7/17/2011 11:18 PM ET
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Yes, the book is postable.

No, there is no place to note a condition when you post a book. It is either postable according to the rules or it isn't.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 11:23 AM ET
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When I left the classroom, I dismantled my own library collection and swapped a number of books just like that--my name was written on the top edge of the book. They are postable, and if a receiver doesn't want them, they need to have an RC that says so. Like Melanie suggested, make sure to check them thoroughly as kids occasionally do crazy things to books.