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Subject: What is....
Date Posted: 9/14/2009 11:02 PM ET
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a "remainder mark?" 

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 11:07 PM ET
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It is generally in black and it looks like a strike / slash mark on the edge of the book.  Generally at the top or bottom edge though I had one on the side edge.

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 11:25 PM ET
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It's put on the books, generally by discount booksellers or when the book is sold at a bargain price in a regular bookstore--it is a mark that alerts clerks in bookstores so that people can't return a book they bought at a bargain price for full price somewhere.

Cheryl

Subject: thanks for the info!
Date Posted: 9/14/2009 11:56 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/15/2009 1:51 AM ET
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I've seen them in all different colors as well as things like marker dots on the edge of books.

Date Posted: 9/15/2009 3:23 AM ET
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Sometimes it's an 'X' or similar through the ISBN / bar code box on the back of a book. 

Doesn't affect the text and as far as I know does not make the book unpostable