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Contact Paper For Longer Lasting Books

If you want to have paperback books last, cover them with clear contact paper, leaving a margin of 2 plus inches on the inside edge. For some reason, this seems to help the binding, as well as keeping the cover from getting frayed.

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You can also use scraps of paper with a slight pattern, which you can sometimes find at the dollar store.

I have books I covered in the 60's which are still readable due to covering in contact paper!

By Pam from L.A., CA

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July 20, 20150 found this helpful
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When I was teaching I did this with all the paperback books in my classroom library. It extended the life of these books enormously.

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March 4, 20120 found this helpful

Where to get clear contact paper? Thanks, this is a great idea. Wonder if this would help hardbound books also. Thank you for this great idea.

Rachelle B.

bervenrae AT yahoo.com

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