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Subject: Silly Question!
Date Posted: 1/20/2009 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2009
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 What is a broken spine? Are they allowed as postables?

 

My understanding of a broken spine was when the glue was pulling away from the cover or old and cracked fully in half.

But now I am thinking it means when a paper back has the little ridges on the spine from being open wide over and over thus making them not perfect when you look at them on a shelf.

I ask partly because some of mind have been opened wide as the words are printed without a big enough margine so I have to open it wide to read the words.

 I am a little lost!

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 6:07 PM ET
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My understanding of a broken spine was when the glue was pulling away from the cover or old and cracked fully in half.

Yup.  That's a broken spine, and it's not postable.  Check the book condition guidelines in the Help Center

http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=book+condition

 

But now I am thinking it means when a paper back has the little ridges on the spine from being open wide over and over thus making them not perfect when you look at them on a shelf.

No, I don't think that's a broken spine.  Not pretty, but postable.