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Topic: Help! Textbook cover is falling off, what to do?  (Read 315 times)
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crystalfairy
« on: April 30, 2006 02:31:40 PM »

I have a hardcover textbook (with thick, old-dictionary type binding) from school and the cover just randomly started ripping off one day.
Now, the cover is almost complete servered from the book.
How can I keep the cover intact or fix it so that the cover doesn't come off?

Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006 03:23:41 PM »

Is this a book you own? Use Duct tape! It works great!

If this is a book checked out to you, repair would be very difficult indeed.....take it to the one who checked it out to you and ask THEM what to do.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006 03:26:13 PM »

Hot glue gun? It also fixes everything just like duct tape, only less noticeable
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006 03:32:06 PM »

I actually worked at a university library for 4 years, and what we did was take clear wide tape (we had special book tape, but packing tape would probably work if it's wide enough), place the tape down the center of the binding, then fold the two edges over to hold on the front and back covers.  But you really might want to check with whoever owns the book first, if it isn't yours. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006 05:49:12 PM »

use that new, clear duct tape- tape the cover page to the cover- hardly anyone looks at the first page anyway, or you could take it to your local library and sweet talk them into giving you some of that special book tape
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crystalfairy
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006 06:34:27 PM »

thanks guys,
i'm going to try to get some booktape from staples tomorrow
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