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Subject: Is this Unpostable?
Date Posted: 8/31/2010 5:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/31/2010 6:10 PM ET
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I think you have one of those books that are always argued about. IMO, it is cleaved but it is also completely postable. The site does not say a cleaved spine is not postable, it is just a word a lot of members use to explain what they think is unpostable. Because the site's overall guideline on intact binding is that the pages be firmly intact and it looks like they are here, I would not mark it RWAP. 

The Team's definition is posted by Kim toward the end of this thread http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=150725.

I don't like books like that, but I do think they are postable. Is it possible for you to use try the iron method to reseal the binding? Cover the book spine with a thin towel, then while holding the spine tightly closed rub a hot iron (no steam) back and forth over it until it becomes fairly hot. I repeat that until I can see the glue getting loose. Then I place the book under some heavier ones for about a week. I have reglued many spines in my own collection this way.



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Date Posted: 8/31/2010 7:17 PM ET
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I would vote unpostable.  It looks as though it is a separation in the binding to me which is mentioned in the guidelines.  I would mark it RWAP. 

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 7:25 PM ET
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Leann, sounds like you need to turn the pages next to those 'cleaved' areas.  If they fall out the book is unpostable, if they are secure it seems to be a bit of a gray area.

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 7:35 PM ET
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I think it's a gray area.  It's one of those books that I wouldn't mark RWP, but would not feel comfortable posting.