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Subject: Where an I buy spare book jackets?
Date Posted: 4/14/2010 5:10 AM ET
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I need to get an extra Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sleave. Anyone know a place where I can get one? Didn't know where to post his, so please place it accordingly.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 1:03 PM ET
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Hmmm... I've never heard of this before.  But one of my Harry Potters needs a new DJ too, so share if you find a source.  :)

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 1:16 PM ET
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I've also never come across this. Maybe you can contact the publisher and see if they can help you out?

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 1:18 PM ET
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Never heard of anywhere that sells the actual dust jackets. Best thing would be to go to a used book store and see if you can get a book thats not great on the inside but the dust jacket is fine. Buy the book and switch the jackets.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 3:49 PM ET
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I've often wondered about this.  When I first started collecting books I thought off dustjackets as wasteful inconveniences; it wasn't until I got a few dozen hardcovers into it that I realized it's better to keep them.  I still feel like a mule when I look at all the jacketless books on my shelves.  I've actually done what xengab suggests, ordering a second copy just to get the dust jacket.  It's not the corresponding jacket, so it'd be of little use when trying to sell the books off, but luckily I don't plan on doing that.  I vaguely remember finding a few websites that offered replacement dust jackets, but they were either expensive or didn't have the jackets I was after.  I'm with Alisa: if you find anything, please let us know!

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 4:29 PM ET
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The only thing I can think of would be the publisher, but I've no idea if they even have extras or if the publish just one dust jacket per book. Let us know!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 7:59 PM ET
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This isn't going to help any of you but I happen to have right this very moment a book sitting on my coffee table that lost it's dust jacket about 20 years ago and has a "replacement".

Well, it didn't really lose it's dust jacket it is one of those old orange library books. I'm sure you have seen the covers I'm talking about. They made the books wear like iron but they are so ugly. This one happens to be on a childrens book. It actually is a Dr Suess book. The library decided to re-cover the books. They gave the books to children and asked them to create a cover and then using plastic covers they added the new dust jackets to the books. The books had a bookplate on the back with the name of the child who created the new cover. My very talented artistic (really!) son did a cover over 20 years ago. They just discarded the book and gave me the old copy. I'm saving it for his birthday this summer.

susan/vt

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 9:54 PM ET
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What a great thing, Susan! Thanks for sharing this lovely story with us.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 10:43 PM ET
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Contact the publisher.  If they have them, they will usually sell them for a small sum and some publishers just charge for the shipping.  Publishers print extra dust jackets and will use them for promotions.  I work in a library and we're always offered extra dust jackets to advertise new books.

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 2:57 PM ET
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Wow, Hunter -- great info!  Learned something new.

And I love that story, Susan.  Some thoughtful person at the library went out of his way to get that book to you! 

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 8:23 PM ET
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Awsome Susan, I've recently suggest a similar program for our school library.  Great to hear it's successful!

Thank you Hunter!  There's a couple book covers I wouldn't mind framing...



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