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Subject: Packaging Thin Children's Books
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:25 PM ET
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I have some flimsy children's book (magazine dimensions) but very few pages.  Any suggestions on the best way to package them up to protect them?

Thanks,

Steven

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:27 PM ET
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You could consider using a large document sized envelope and maybe a sheet of cardboard to reinforce it. I would also mark it "Do Not Bend"

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:28 PM ET
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Your best bet is probably a bubble mailer. 

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Date Posted: 9/4/2008 2:51 AM ET
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I use flat manilla envelopes in a size that fits the book as nearly as possible.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 5:19 AM ET
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Some cardboard will help stiffen the package, whichever outside wrapping you use. The front of a cereal box, or the cardboard from a  new shirt, even a peice cut from a cardboard box will help it not get bent in the machines or hands of the PO. 

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:00 AM ET
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I've used the folding flaps from an old box to pad the books.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 4:04 PM ET
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And fold the envelope over so it's snug.