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Subject: Perfect Paperback
Date Posted: 3/11/2011 12:08 AM ET
Member Since: 1/2/2011
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This is a book binding type I hadn't heard of before: Perfect Paperback.

This book is "perfect": In the Light of the Night and Dark of the Day

Is this a glitch or some type of binding I've not run across before?

Here's another one: Rules of Engagement

Last Edited on: 3/11/11 12:11 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/11/2011 12:14 AM ET
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I found this answer on Yahoo answers:

"Perfect paperback" is probably a shortened version of "perfect-bound paperback". All this means is that an adhesive was used to attach the pages to the cover.

A paperback can be constructed with either glue, staples or stitching. Nowadays most are glued together (perfect-bound) and the two terms are probably used interchangeably.

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 12:34 AM ET
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Thanks, Patty! I did not know such a term existed.

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 8:58 AM ET
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Another time I saw a book listed this way, I googled the term and someplace said "paperback bound like a hardcover".  So I ordered the book.

What a mistake -- it was just a paperback, like Patty said.