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Subject: Postable?
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:18 PM ET
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I have an ex-library copy of a cookbook, Tantalizing Thai Cuisine. It's in good shape, except for having had the front free flyleaf neatly removed. According to the PBS book description for the ISBN, it was originally a trade paperback, but it appears that the library re-bound it as a hardback. Have I guessed correctly that if I want to post it, it should be as a non-ISBN book, so I can make clear that it's now a hardback?
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:58 PM ET
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Here's a similar post with a response from pbs below:


The reinforced covers do change the binding type - either to "library
copy" or another term is "turtleback" - these are types of hardcovers.
Members who request paperbacks sometimes specifically want paperbacks for
good reasons (for example, softcovers are much easier for arthritic hands
to hold).  

If you have a book that was rebound in this way so that it is no longer a
softcover, you should ideally create a custom listing for it using the
"post a book without an ISBN" option, to avoid surprising the receiver.
If you post a library-rebound book using a listing that says "paperback"
you do risk a problem swap.


Date Posted: 4/2/2011 2:36 AM ET
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Thanks. I think I read that posting before and it drifted out of my mind.