PUBLISHER’S BINDING Binding provided by the publisher when supplying a book for a bookseller. This practice, while common today, dates from the 1800s.
READING COPY A nice way of describing a book that is complete in text and plates, but so badly worn or soiled that in its current condition it is good only for reading, and cannot be considered “collectible” in this condition. Also tends to suggest that the book has faults that make it not worth rebinding, else otherwise it might be described as a Binding Copy.
mechanical: a paper made from mechanicallytreated woodpulp which has a limited life and tends to discolor with time;originally used only for paperbacks and other titles of ephemeral value butnowadays mechanical pulp is used in variable proportions in the of many books papers. More explicitly called‘groundwood’ in the US.
Special Interests: Individual or personal purposes in reading. Special interests or purposes to be considered by readers should include: knowledge of the subject; determining why the book is being read; making a quick overview; previewing the book; looking at the book content more closely; and reviewing the book upon completion of the reading. Mainly, efficient reading depends on knowing one's reading needs, knowing why certain books are important, and determining if the book needs to be read in more detail.
Periodical. A regular serial. A publication issued in successive consecutive parts at regular intervals (e.g., weekly, quarterly) with no planned end. , magazines, and newspapers are periodicals. A periodical volume normally covers one 12 month period, consists of several issues, and contains many written by many different authors. Some consider annuals (and proceedings and transactions) to be periodicals but others refuse to call themperiodicals because they are published so infrequently.
A term describing the darkening of the intended shade of paper caused by excessive calendering or by the calendering of wet paper.
A cut in the web of paper, usually at an angle to the machine direction, as a result of wrinkles or excess paper accumulating as a fold at the entrance of a calender nip.
Active Reading: Discovering the "meaning" behind the words in reading material. Active readers are active thinkers, drawing their own conclusions and consciously agreeing or disagreeing with the author's ideas. Studies suggest that active readers are among the most efficient of all readers. Aspects of active reading include: applying what you know (prior knowledge); interacting with the author (responding critically to the text); predicting (trying to determine the importance of the selected text); solving problems (slowing to understand confusing passages); and summarizing (two-line summaries of the material, either at the end of each page or where convenient).
It is helpful for readers to stop reading occasionally and ask what the author is really saying, what ideas are being presented in the text, and evaluate the importance of those ideas. Active reading is almost like carrying on a virtual interchange with the author and the subject matter. Active readers should be responsive, comparing the book's information with other books already read, and generally think for themselves (rather than allow the author to do all the thinking).
A text block structure in which the leaves are held together at the spine edge by adhesive. Most commonly, the leaves begin as loose sheets of paper, but some adhesive-bound text blocks are composed of signatures. In the case of the latter, the signatures are usually either pierced through the fold or notched laterally across the spine edge to allow the adhesive to reach the inner folios. The adhesive binding we do in-house is the type called "double-fan" or "quarter-joint."
In the US: the membership consists of independently owned bookstores, most with a store front location primarily selling new books.
Paper and paperboard that has been passed through a calender to improve surface characteristics by application of pressure, friction and moisture.
The leaves of end sheets which are not affixed to the boards but left free. Sometimes used in singular form to refer only to the first leaf inward from and adjacent to the paste-down.
Marks or spots of a non-uniform size and shape, on or impressed into the surface of paper, caused by foreign material sticking to a calender roll.