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Subject: Is It postable?
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 2:16 PM ET
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I Have a heavily WL books that i am wondering if it is postable or not? The book is Delirium by Lauren Oliver. It has a small seperation of the spine (hardcover) on the first page. I was going to glue it back to the spine. Do you think that after I glue (hot glue) it back I will be able to post? If not postable, is there another way on PBS that I can get a credit for it? Thanks!

Last Edited on: 8/13/11 2:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 2:21 PM ET
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I'm not sure about the policy regarding repair jobs of that nature, McKenna, but I believe you should be able to advertise it in the Book Bazaar as a damaged WL book for which you're seeking a credit. It can't be an official swap (e.g. you can't post it and have someone request it through the system), but you can work out an exchange of address, and terms regarding the buddying of the credit, in PM with whomever takes you up on the offer.

Date Posted: 8/13/2011 2:23 PM ET
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Thanks so much James! I guess I will try to do that.

Date Posted: 8/13/2011 2:46 PM ET
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I remember reading here that someone used Elmer's wood glue (or maybe it was a special glue for books?)  to glue down paperback covers. 

Since yours is a HC, I don't know how well that would hold up, or if it would look normal after the repair.

Date Posted: 8/13/2011 10:33 PM ET
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My library friends say they just use regular Elmer's glue.  Hot glue is thicker and heavier, I would worry that it would be lumpy and further disfigure what you were attempting to repair.

Do not attempt to glue the spine of the paper 'leaves' to the hardcover, they are not intended to be bound together and will further damage the book.  If you look at undamaged books, the back of the spine and the cover are not attached to allow flex space.

Last Edited on: 8/14/11 3:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2011 2:23 AM ET
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You can also try listing it as is in the forums, since it is heavily Wish Listed.  I know the YA forums have a WL thread, and someone may jump on that quickly even with the seperation.