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Subject: Tape
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 11:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2009
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I know I've seen this on here before. It's ok to have a small amount of tape on the outside spine of a book? I have a book I received, read and posted on to my bookshelf. Its had some wear and tear and passed through a few members. I received a request for it but denied it because she wanted a "like new" book. Now I'm questioning if its postable...:o(

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 12:11 AM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Tape on a book is fine.  Tape covering a tear in the cover, the tear must be less than 1" to be postable.  A taped tear is still a tear.

Tape on the spine of a book is okay.  A lot of ex-library paperbacks will have tape on the spine, not because of tears but to make the book more sturdy.