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Subject: Sticker issue on a WL book
Date Posted: 11/4/2009 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I just got a brand new WL hardcover that has 2 stickers on the dust jacket. One on front  cover DJ is the store's price sticker, one on rear cover of DJ has store's own version of the ISBN (apparently the ISBN was printed in too small a font for their UPC readers to read). I can't get the front sticker off easily. Back sticker came off fine, but underneath was a second very small sticker blocking out the ISBN printed on the DJ and I can't get it off either.  It wouldn't bother me to put this book in my home on a bookshelf as you can't see the stickers then.  Do you think it's postable?  Desirable?  Or would it be best to offer without the DJ?

Date Posted: 11/4/2009 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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HI Jeanne -Yes it is postable.  Labels are allowed as unlong as it is not covering text.   Becareful when removing the labels if were a paperback. For Hardcovers, the ISBN can be found on the same page as the copyright  information.    You can try goobegone (I have never used it - though members do like it).  I use another product that removes adhesive. 

ETA:  I think it is fine to offer with dust jacket
Book crossing places stickers on the books (just fyi) and they are postable.

  • BookCrossing books may have stickers or stamps or markings on the outside or inside covers or page edges of the book; this is OKAY. These may not obscure text.

hope this helps.

Last Edited on: 11/4/09 8:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/4/2009 8:07 PM ET
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Price stickers are fine. 

If you really want to get them off though, a hair dryer might work.  Goo Gone is also a wonderful product for removing sticker residue.

Date Posted: 11/4/2009 9:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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DJ's aren't required so it's postable.  I might turn down and RC requiring a dust jacket since that tells me the dust jacket is really important to that person.  But if there was no dust jacket RC then I wouldn't worry about the stickers.