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What is point dust jackets?
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:06:10 PM »
They don't actually prevent dust getting on the book.

They get damaged if you read the book with them on.

They get completely and utterly destroyed if you even think about moving house.

There's no easy way to take them off and securely store them.

The book underneath almost always looks shit without them.

They need to be preserved if you ever want a chance in hell of selling the book on in decent nick.

So what is point dust jackets?

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 06:20:27 PM »
Probably point of sale, i.e. they look good in the bookshop.

Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 07:03:50 PM »
i always take them off. fuck em

Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 12:00:08 AM »
The book underneath almost always looks shit without them.

Doesn't that answer the question?

Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 11:22:20 AM »
Doesn't that answer the question?

Nah, there's loads of beautifully designed hardback and softcover books that don't have a dust jacket.

Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 11:55:30 AM »
What is this quintessence of dust jackets?

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 02:19:37 PM »
They're fun to swap around in Waterstones

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 02:24:05 PM »
I usually take them off and then drip something or otherwise scuff the actual book cover in some way that could have been prevented if I'd left it on.

It's a wrapper innit. All this talk of storing them in pristine condition is crazy talk. The first step towards collecting your piss in jars.

Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2018, 04:17:28 PM »
It's a wrapper innit. All this talk of storing them in pristine condition is crazy talk. The first step towards collecting your piss in jars.

True, I normally don't mind things I own getting a big dog eared and that. I certainly don't treat my books like I treat my record collection and will chuck a paperback in my bag, 'coz they're for reading, not for collecting. But there's something about a torn dust jacket that is bleeeak.

Massive first world problems I realise.

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2018, 04:20:50 PM »
I can't remember which of the Monty Python books it was, sorry - but one of them the hardback (it might have been the Papperbok), the dust jacket concealed a mucky (as in 'mucky') picture.

Oh - here: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/books/humour/the-brand-new-monty-python-book-hd_101224939?pscid=ps_ggl_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqNCltLDj3gIVQud3Ch1fjw4FEAQYBSABEgLv1PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

(click to embiggen - mildly NSFW image)

'lurid'.

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
I think Oxfam have mis-priced that because usually anything decent from those cunts means you have to sell your brother's bike to get it.

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 09:42:25 PM »
And if the book's heavy they keep sliding out of the fucking things while you're trying to read them.

Queneau

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 09:46:52 PM »
I take them off and store them elsewhere whilst reading the book. Some cheeky cunts sell the dust jackets only on eBay. Bastards at work.

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Re: What is point dust jackets?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 09:48:22 PM »
Wipe clean. So you can have a wank to the author portrait if its a really good book.