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[–]kalebdraws 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I first thought, shouldn't that book be thicker? My second thought was, my it's long... My third, omg, that IS the spine. 😑

[–]philos34002 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Its getting to back to school sales time so check the stores for the cloth stretchy covers that kids use for covering textbooks. I actually have a bunch left over from previous years if you want me to send you a couple

[–]dumblederp 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Did you buy it new? Take it back.

[–]frankzzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

/r/bookbinding might can help.

[–]smitharc 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Maybe try spray fixative? It’s used on pencil and charcoal drawings to keep the graphite from coming off the page when you touch it, so it might help form a protective layer here too to keep the gold lettering from coming off. Definitely try it in a small area first to test it out, as it might darken the fabric cover.

Maybe a better choice would be some Krylon Matte Clear Finish to seal the lettering in place. Both can be found in art supply stores. It’s worth a shot.

[–]Cant-all-be-winners[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was thinking of trying that.

[–]WeslyCrushrsBuffant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not helpful as far as the binding, but r/ayearofwarandpeace

[–]ZippyTheChicken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

make a book cover with a brown paper shopping bag

[–]QuoteCurly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s one long book

[–]FrenchFryCattaneo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Read faster!!!

[–]MIKE11481 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spray it with hairspray. I’ve done it on a similarly printed spine and it hasn’t peeled since.

[–]Pyroven 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put the cover back on