Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Question for Book Lovers



I have a lot of vintage books- some in better shape than others- and I'm curious about what folks do with their older dust jackets. Like do you keep brittle, less-than-mint jackets on the books, or store them separately? I was reticent to ask, since I don't want the news that I know how to read to get out. So shh.

ps - Har har har! Tweed book jacket, he says! What an hilarious intellectual joke. I just so happen to be tossing around some interesting concepts for foldable school textbook covers, actually. And when they come out, we're all going back to school, just for fun!

5 comments:

paminabox said...

I tend to scan them, both sides actually. You have the wonderful image for however long you want. If they're water damaged or a little weird they kind of make amazing textures when you're working on things in photoshop.

drono said...

go back to the libary, nerd.

we're having a moment said...

Yo Spacesick, doing some College Thesis Research:

were you influenced by The Face or i-D magazine growning up?

thanks big fan

DRN

Christina Huther said...

Seconding paminabox: scan it. I chuck my old cruddy dust jackets, so I could really use some dapper tweed ones for my naked books.

DonsSword said...

If the book is going to get some regular use, I have some cool oversized Ikea filing boxes I throw my dust jackets into. I generally do that with all my kid's book, anything I am reading, or anything that I know is going to get handled a lot. Its great for old worn and torn up jackets, as you can minimize their wear, but still have them in the even u choose to sell the book or want to re-jacket it onto a less trafficed bookshelf