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Subject: spine creases
Date Posted: 3/21/2008 12:43 AM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2007
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Is a book unpostable if it has several creases in the spine?  The binding is still completely intact and the spine isn't cleaved or anything like that.  The books are in good condition except they have quite a few crease lines on the spine.  I've got three Danielle Steel novels that are like this and I'm just wondering if I should go ahead and post them or throw them in the unpostables pile. 

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 12:58 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Yes. Spine creases are allowed as long as you can see the binding when you open the book.  I don't know how some people manage to read w/o causing at least one crease in the spine. I'm very careful with my books and they never still look brand new when I'm done.

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 4:27 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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Mary, causing spine creases or not depends on the binding and how strong it is. My new books usually look like I haven't read them but once in a while I get one where the binding is so strong that spine creasing isn't avoidable.

Usually I never open my books above the v-shape because it might be a keeper and my keeper books need to look good on my shelf. :-)