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Collector Ladic private msg quote post Address this user
So I noticed a couple of books editions on amazon (batman year one and long holloween for example) that have paperback and library binding options, bit what exactly is library biding? Is that the same as Hard Cover?
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
@Ladic I believe it's where they take comics, and make them into a hardcover book. Some glue, some thread, some cut the comics, some don't.

But then again, I could be totally wrong. Haha
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Collector cyrano0521 private msg quote post Address this user
Try google?
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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Library binding can be divided into the two major categories of "original" and "after market". The original category is as it says, it was originally bound with the idea that the book would be used in a library setting where the book would receive harder use than those usual trade editions sold to the public.

The after market library binding is the method of binding serials, and re-binding paperback or hardcover books, for use within libraries. Library binding increases the durability of books, as well as making the materials easier to use. The stiffening process is a low-cost, in-house alternative to library binding of paperbacks.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
I do believe it refers to a book rebound for library use. They tend to be pretty unappealing to look at since they’re made for durability not eye appeal


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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
I thought library binding had something to do with librarians into bondage, ...but what do I know.
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Collector Ladic private msg quote post Address this user
Thank you for answers!
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