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Subject: What to do with an
Date Posted: 6/13/2010 11:42 PM ET
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I have a trade paperback book that's a bit wrinkled (I took it to the beach and it was jammed in my backpack). It's still completely readable and doesn't have any markings or anything but I don't think I can technically list it. Is there any way to put a note on it or anything to state the condition (I'm still new at this whole book swap thing)? 



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Date Posted: 6/13/2010 11:50 PM ET
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There's no way to document anything about a book's condition.   If the pages are just wrinkled because of being in the backpack and not from water, then I would say it's postable.

Date Posted: 6/14/2010 4:31 AM ET
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Yes, as long as the pages are not ripped, wrinkled or bent is OK to post.

Date Posted: 6/14/2010 9:16 AM ET
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If you want to "neaten up" the wrinkled pages, try ironing them.

dp
Date Posted: 6/14/2010 5:18 PM ET
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Or just stick it under a couple of heavy books (textbooks, coffee table) and leave them there for a few days or weeks, depending on how badly it's wrinkled.  Just be sure all the pages and covers are straight when you put it under there.

Date Posted: 6/14/2010 5:29 PM ET
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It depends on how wrinkled it is, I suppose.  There might be a point where you would no longer consider it to be in "good condition".  That would be your call.

Date Posted: 6/15/2010 3:31 PM ET
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I'd try everything possible under the sun to unwrinkle it and then decide if it is worth the risk to post it.