A Novel Idea Bookstore
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Collecting: Book Condition Grading Game, Hardbound Quiz 

Please check all that apply to the dust jacket:

- My book was issued without a dust jacket.
- My book was issued with a dust jacket but I don't have it.
- Chipping (small pieces have been chipped away at the edges).
- Small tears (less than 1/2 inch).
- Stains.
- Missing a flap.
- Large tears (greater than 1/2 inch).
- Marking.
- Repairs made with Scotch tape.
- Patchy where a sticker was removed.

Please check all that apply to the book:

- Hinges starting (when you open the cover and look inside,
        you see the binding is loose, but not yet cracked).
- Hinges cracked.
- Frayed edges.
- Light soiling.
- Heavy soiling.
- Dampstain.
- Torn pages.
- Missing pages.
- Pencil marking/underlining.
- Ink marking/underlining.
- Highlighting.
- Rubbing (edges of binding show wear).
- Backstrip (along the spine) pulling away.
- Foxing (discoloration -usually reddish-brown spots).
- Previous owner's signature.
- Previous owner's inscription.
- Previous owner's bookplate/embossing.
- Remainder mark (marker - usually on the fore-edge or bottom edge).
- Smoky smell.
- Book mold/mildew.
- Library markings.


Our Gift Certificates are available for any amount, never expire and are good on all books & merchandise in our store. All Gift Certificates are written by hand. Gift Certificates of $25 or higher value come in a beautiful sleeve of handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds, which can be planted in a sunny spot.

"If you have a library and a garden,
you have everything you need.
" ~ Cicero

We are happy to send Gift Certificates directly to all the people on your list. To order, please call (402) 475-8663, email us or visit our Gifts for Book Lovers page.