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Subject: RWAP Help
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 5:53 PM ET
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I just received a book that is in good condition, other than the binding. The spine is not creased, but inside the binding looks to be broken -- I can see the spine and the pages are starting to fall out because of it. That's RWAP, right?

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:13 PM ET
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Sure sounds like it if the pages are falling out.  Or are they just ready to fall out?  Dont know if that really makes a difference though ...

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:36 PM ET
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I am with the RWAP camp. 

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:56 PM ET
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If the pages are falling out it is definitly a RWAP.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 7:02 PM ET
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That's the thing, though -- none of the pages are actually falling out -- they're loose at the bottom, but still attached along the middle. I actually just looked up "cleaved spine" and got lots of PBS pages! The binding, however, is fully cracked.

Date Posted: 5/25/2010 12:25 AM ET
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From the help docs - loose pages - still a RWAP ...

Pages:

  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • No loose or missing text pages
    • for travel guide books - maps if designed to be detachable may be detached, but must be included.
Date Posted: 5/25/2010 2:42 AM ET
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Also, check if there is separation in the binding. 

Binding:

  • Must be intact, with no separation on the inside or outside of the book
  • If the book tends to open at a particular page, this is OKAY
  • Small amount of fraying or denting at top or bottom is OKAY