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5 Responses to "Book News: Disappearing Dust Jackets, Grisham and Sedaris Write for Kids, and More"
February 27, 2010 at 06:17 AM
Until librarians have a way of cheaply and lastingly covering a jacketless book--I vote to keep paper jackets. The sleeve type plastic covers for books do not work in a library/repeat circulation environment. I kind of like the surprises I find under paper jackets--especially in the childrens' books.
February 26, 2010 at 04:33 PM
You can always add a mylar as protection for a dustjacket (which in turn protects the book underneath), but you can't really add anything protectionwise to a dustjacketless book, short of slipping it into a plastic bag or a reusable soft book cover.
February 26, 2010 at 03:52 PM
I try to take care with dust jackets on my own books, but I can 100% say for certain that I'd rather they not be on hardcover children's books. They never survive.
February 26, 2010 at 03:24 PM
Dust jackets only get removed while I read, because they always fall off and get in the way. I hate 'em!
February 26, 2010 at 01:43 PM
I hope this settles all those arguments about whether Batman could beat Superman in a fight.
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