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Topic: can i wrap more then one book at a time?

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Subject: can i wrap more then one book at a time?
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/17/2010 4:16 AM ET
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I think you can, but it gets kind of hard to align more than 2 books correctly using just paper. :) Might wanna try a sturdy box if the books are too big or many.

Has anyone wrapped more than two books with paper? :$

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 10:42 AM ET
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I wrap the books in plastic to make a "brick", then wrap them in brown paper from a grocery shopping bag... just tape the sides well, and you're done!  I wouldn't do this with more than 3 large MMP's or 4 smaller ones... otherwise it gets "unwieldy" (sp?).  Anything more than that & I use a box.  (You can also use bubble wrappers if you're just shipping 2, depends on the size of them... I have so many that get sent to me that I like to recycle them whenever possible!)

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 11:23 AM ET
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The biggest thing with multiple books is to use plastic (and tape if necessary) before you add the paper to prevent them from sliding around (and plastic is generally a good idea anyway). If they are the same size it's no problem, up to 3-5 books depending on thickness. 

If the books are different sizes though, it may be better to use a padded envelope or box. The biggest thing is that they can't move around in the paper wrapper. 

Date Posted: 5/18/2010 9:25 PM ET
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I usually use a small box or bubble mailer when mailing more than one. The PBS wrapper is not enough to wrap 2 books unless maybe they are super thin little series romances.  I've raided my pantry in a pinch and used cereal boxes and other food boxes-just nothing where the food was right in the box. But where the food was bagged inside the box. 

when I didn't have a box or bubble mailer handy, I've used plastic of some kind to make a brick and then thick wrapping paper or craft paper. Just make sure to tape the ends and side well to prevent ripping.