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    I recently acquired a copy of Jean Ray's Ghouls in My Grave in pretty good condition, but ultimately it's a 50-year-old paperback, so even if I were to wrap it in Mylar and keep it well-hidden from light, it's going to fall apart, and I want to actually read it.

    I have been strongly considering sending it off to have it rebound as a hardcover. I imagine doing so will likely destroy any value the book has, but at this point I'm more interested in trying to preserve the damn thing than one day hocking it for a minor profit.

    Does anyone have experience with that? If so, who do you recommend, and what does the cost usually look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    I recently acquired a copy of Jean Ray's Ghouls in My Grave in pretty good condition, but ultimately it's a 50-year-old paperback, so even if I were to wrap it in Mylar and keep it well-hidden from light, it's going to fall apart, and I want to actually read it.

    I have been strongly considering sending it off to have it rebound as a hardcover. I imagine doing so will likely destroy any value the book has, but at this point I'm more interested in trying to preserve the damn thing than one day hocking it for a minor profit.

    Does anyone have experience with that? If so, who do you recommend, and what does the cost usually look like?
    No idea what that would cost, but you might fine some useful info here - https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources...flets/overview

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Has anyone purchased a slipcase from the Overlook Connection bookstore? I'm trying to get slipcases for as many of my King books as possible, and they have a few that look nice, but I was hoping to get some feedback from folks around here.
    Circling back to this, I picked up one of their Full Dark, No Stars slipcases and the quality and fit are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Circling back to this, I picked up one of their Full Dark, No Stars slipcases and the quality and fit are fine.
    I have their slipcase for Just After Sunset and I love it, it's hard to tell what it looks like from the crappy pics they have up of it on that website
    Last edited by Tommy; 05-23-2015 at 09:17 PM.

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    So... How do you keep two books with Brodart covers from sticking together once the covers touch? The clinging effect is making it hard to get multivolume sets into their slipcases (the recent Centipede Kane set proved exceptionally problematic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    So... How do you keep two books with Brodart covers from sticking together once the covers touch? The clinging effect is making it hard to get multivolume sets into their slipcases (the recent Centipede Kane set proved exceptionally problematic).
    That will be a tough one. I have broadart covered books together on the shelf and they like to stick together. I can't imagine having them together in a slipcase. You may try a thin piece of paper or tissue between them.

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    What kind of Brodart covers do you use? I also use Brodart and don't have a problem with them sticking (also with then in a slipcase). I use Just-A-Fold III. I don't know if this would help. I would think all are the same but you never know. Mike

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    That's what I have, too. The weird thing is, the last time I bought them, they didn't have this issue. Ah well, it's not like I'm pulling most of these books off the shelf very often anyhow.

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    Same here, Just-A-Fold III archival. Slipcased copies I often don't cover though. I'm pretty careful with the light but even still have messed around with setups where the spines are facing the back of the bookcases. That works best when the spines of the slipcases themselves are labeled and lots of them are, I assume for this very reason.

    My Kane set is backward in the bookcase. I know what it is but it's not as nice of a showcase when you can't see the labels so I might try and cover them at some point. But there are plenty of multi-volume sets that don't seem to have any room to spare at all for covers and I don't think I'm going to try and force the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I have their slipcase for Just After Sunset and I love it, it's hard to tell what it looks like from the crappy pics they have up of it on that website
    I've found that this guy (http://www.stephenkingcollector.com/buy_slipcases.html) also has some really nice slipcases and might be easier to deal with than David at Overlook Connection. That being said, I've ordered from David's site once or twice and from him on eBay with no issues ... so far.

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