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Subject: School Library Binding is a paperback?
Date Posted: 5/31/2009 7:04 PM ET
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I've always thought "School Library Binding" was a hard back book not a paperback.  Do you know if that is correct? 

I ordered a book that was listed "school library binding" because I needed a hardback. Sender says its a paperback. Once I told her I did not want it she has stopped communication!   Do I have to accept it if the binding is not what was listed?

Jeannie



Last Edited on: 5/31/09 7:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/31/2009 7:50 PM ET
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Well, you can ask her to cancel the transaction. Your request will go to the next in FIFO line.

If you cancel and re-request it, your request will go back to her.

If she has already mailed it, you should mark it "received - wrong book" when you get it, and ask for the credit back from her.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:02 PM ET
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Wrapper printed today, not marked mailed yet.

My big question is whether or not it is a wrong book.  I had someone tell me that school library binding is not always hardcover, that it could be a paperback.  I disagree but have been know to be wrong (once or twice!).  Do you know what PBS's definition is on the bindings?

Jeannie

 

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:06 PM ET
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I've also heard that library bindings CAN be paperback--the term library binding just means that the binding is reinforced, and "library bound" paperbacks will also often have that kind of glossier, stiff, waterproof type cover on them. I don't know what PBS's definition is...perhaps to ask them? Is the ISBN correct?  I mean, if they enter the correct ISBN, you get the book and it's labeled as a 'school library binding' but it's a paperback, then the sender hasn't done anything wrong.

IMO if you want a hardcover, it's best to just order a hardcover.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:08 PM ET
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I've been told that it can be either hardback or paperback.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:22 PM ET
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There is a company that makes paperbacks into hardbacks for libraries. 

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:29 PM ET
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So if I want to have a "hardback" book and its listed as school library binding do I have to make an RC? I hate to do that and seem picky.

Maybe I should ask PBS what their definition is?     

 

 

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 9:05 PM ET
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Library Binding can be either paperback or hardback, they are just stronger covers than the typical mass market binding. If you only want a hardback book, I would suggest ordering only those that are listed as HC or you will need to use RCs to get them. Now, asking the other person to cancel this transaction won't be very fair to them. They lose their spot in the FIFO line because you were confused on what you ordered. Since the label has already been printed, the only option is to have them cancel it or have the site cancel it.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 10:02 PM ET
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Thanks Emily E  "There is a company that makes paperbacks into hardbacks for libraries".   Those are what I was thinking of as Library Bindings. 

Thanks to all for the advise, I really do appreciate it.   See told you I am wrong sometimes! Don't tell my family though.

Jeannie


 

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 11:48 PM ET
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Your secret is safe with us, Jeannie! :-D Hope you find the book you're looking for.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 12:33 AM ET
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There are some PB issues that have sturdier covers and are listed as Library Bindings as well as the ones turned into a HC, so it can be either. Yes, if you specifically only want a HC when you see a LB you will have to make an RC for that request.

Remember, you don't have to have RCs turned on all the time now, you can turn them on ONLY when you are ordering a LB. It does mean you will have to watch the binding more carefully so that you know to turn the RC on.

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 11:46 AM ET
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Thanks to all. Sherry that's especially helpful info and your family pics are so nice. You folks all look happy and fun, lucky you!

I will get to work on my RC and learn how to use it when needed only. Thanks.

Date Posted: 6/1/2009 2:03 PM ET
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What Sherrie said :-)  You have some good info posted here Jeannie.  Unless the book actually arrives and you can check the ISBN, there's not way to know if this is a hardcover library edition or one of the sturdy paperbacks. 

IMO RC's for hardback vs. paperback are not 'picky' as many members have legitimate reasons for requesting one or the other :-)