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Subject: New Ways to Wrap Books
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 1:11 AM ET
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How do you wrap ypur books?  I wrap mine in wallpaper that i get for FREE from the local paint store. Pretty and free.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 1:25 AM ET
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I wrap my books the traditional way,  but I think it's cool that you get to do that! I love it when I get a book in the mail and it's wrapped up all nice and lovely. Like getting a present.

Subject: hey ladeeeeeeee
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 1:34 AM ET
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Hi Lady

Sorry could'nt  resist the obnoxious hey lady message at top. It is like a pretty package. Isn' t life grand :))

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:47 AM ET
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i use the paper bags from grocery stores, recycling is great. or i reuse the packages that i get in the mail if i can

open them without tearing them up.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 8:29 AM ET
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I received a book from Sarah that was wrapped in wallpaper and it was lovely! Sarah, I bought a roll of wallpaper at a yard sale yesterday for 25 cents. Not free, but still pretty cheap. So, the next many people who order from me will get some pretty packages. Thanks for the neat idea.

I also reuse packages sent to me. One person that sent me a book had turned a plastic mailing bag inside out. I've started doing that too. Works great! Good way to recycle things!

Have a great Memorial Day everyone and be sure and keep our troops in your thoughts.

Jill

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 9:19 AM ET
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I'm a recycle person too.  I try to make a conscious effort not to waste so I reuse envelopes or use bags from the grocery store, but I love the wallpaper idea.  And really by using it you are helping a big roll not go to the dump too :)  I'm going to keep my eye out for wallpaper at yard sales/thrift stores.  Thanks for the idea Sarah. 

Subject: New ideas
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 6:08 PM ET
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Thanks Ganny Jill glad you liked it. Good deal- I adore yard sales

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:23 PM ET
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will the wallpaper stick to the book if it gets wet in the rain?

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:49 PM ET
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I wrapped with used manilla folders, you can only cover that tab at the top so many times!

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 8:00 PM ET
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Hey guys. Can this be moved to a different forum? This forum is to spotlight the books on your shelf, offer deals and look for books. It is not a general discussion forum.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 8:57 PM ET
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I don't see anywhere in the rules where it says that people can't discuss things here. If you don't want to look at a topic, you could just skip it.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 9:38 PM ET
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I also use manilla file folders...even new ones...they are a very cost-effective way to wrap, and much stronger than a thin paper.  I also wrap in a plastic grocery bag first to prevent any chance of water damage.  (And of course reuse mailers/boxes, etc., that arrive on books I've ordered.)

Subject: love the ideas
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 10:06 PM ET
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Thanks granny jill and thanks to all others about manilla folders. never thought of it but i bet they work great. As far as the wallpaper running when wet, I honestly dont know. Have never had anyone complain about that before. But it's a great question. Has it happened to you fellow readers that received books from me??

S

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:23 PM ET
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Sarah, the book I got from you that was wrapped in wallpaper was just fine. Wrapping it in saran wrap or a plastic bag first would protect the book just in case.

Jill

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:59 PM ET
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If you go to the official PBS Book Bazaar Tour thread it states:

"Welcome to the Book Bazaar!

This is the forum for "advertising" your bookshelf and offering and making deals. We created this forum so that members can "shop" all in one place, and be sure not to miss anything."

Having threads about off topic issues clutters up the Book Bazaar and makes it harder to look at new posts offering deals or spotlighting a bookshelf, which is what this forum is for.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 8:28 AM ET
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Another neat thing you can do is use the double color pages from magazines. Make sure the inner wrapping is plastic. Color pages from garden and bird magazines are really pretty. I've used those to make envelopes before.

Happy Memorial Day everyone. A big salute to our veterans!

Jill

"Don't sweat the small stuff. And remember, it's all small stuff."

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 9:14 AM ET
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Depending on the size of the book, I use brown paper grocery bags.

Subject: free wrapping
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 11:26 AM ET
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i recv'd a book the other day wrapped in those free overnighter envelopes from  the postoffice... she turned it inside out and so the other side was solid white...

when i went to mail some books i picked up a few of those envelopes for future mailing

 

free...and sturdy wrapping...