REDUX: Permabound

modlib at modlib at
Tue Sep 20 20:23:28 EDT 2005

Hi Scot,

Nice investigative work.  This also explains why the back cover of the book said it was 'paperbound'.  It was!


> Just found this that confirms my suspicions:
> "OCLC has added Perma-Bound as a new PromptCat vendor. Perma-Bound  
> serves K-12 schools and libraries, offering more than 43,000 titles  
> from 400 publishers. Nearly all of the titles are pre-bound in Perma- 
> Bounds patented bindings, renowned for their durability and  
> recognized by the Library Binding Institute. The companys corporate  
> offices are located in Jacksonville, Illinois, with additional  
> facilities in Willowdale, Ontario, and 130 sales representatives  
> located in the 50 states and abroad."
> So there you go. Paperbacks made into hardbacks for libraries and  
> schools -- like ruggedized buckrams I guess.

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