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BookChatter, 29 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Zine: not a commercial magazine

There are varying definitions of a zine, but typically it refers to: a noncommercial, online or homemade (photocopied) independent publication…

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BookChatter, 29 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Yellowbacks

Yellowbacks were inexpensive paperbacks printed and published in Britain during the later half of the 19th century. Today, they are…

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BookChatter, 28 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Woodcut printing

Between 1400 and 1900, illustrations in books were created using woodcuts. Block books (or xylographica) were books in which the…

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BookChatter, 28 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Foxing: spots on paper

I couldn't find a bookish term that begins with "X," so I chose to write about foxing. It's similar to…

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BookChatter, 27 Apr 2021

[Blogchatter A2Z] Vellum: Paper or Animal Skin?

Modern-day vellum paper and historical vellum are different things. Read about how vellum was made from animal skins, who used…

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BookChatter, 26 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Uncut and Unopened Pages

The terms “uncut” and “unopened” pages technically mean different things, but are often used interchangeably. They refer to the trimming…

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BookChatter, 26 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2] Tape Residue: How to remove tape stains

Did you know that when we use sellotape (or Scotch tape in US English) to repair tears in the pages…

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BookChatter, 23 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Saddle Stitch Binding

In saddle stitch binding, folded sheets of paper are placed within each other and attached by staples along the spine. …

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BookChatter, 22 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Remaindered Books

remaindered book (also called remainders) is an unsold book that was returned to the publisher by the bookseller. When a…

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BookChatter, 20 Apr 2021

[BlogchatterA2Z] Quarter Binding

Quarter binding or quarter covers are a type of binding that covers the spine and around one-eighth to one-fourth of…