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How to Fix a Curled Cover Page of a Paperback Book

Updated February 21, 2017

When in the mood for reading, individuals often reach for a paperback book because they're lightweight, portable and affordable. However, paperback-covered books can also become damaged easily. As you read through the book and bend the cover continually over the back of the book, it can start to curl. When the cover of your paperback book begins to curl, it's important to learn the proper way to store the book to ensure the cover straightens out once again.

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  1. Close the book, make sure no pages are folded or creased.

  2. Position the book on a shelf or table. Place the book between two hardcover books.

  3. Lay the books flat so that the covers are facing down. This allows gravity to act on the book cover. When storing your paperback book on its own, store the book in this manner every time you are finished reading it and the cover will continue to straighten back out.

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Things You'll Need

  • Two hardcover books

About the Author

Johnathan Cronk is a freelance writer and began writing at the age of 18. Throughout his career he has specialized in sports, how-to and advice articles. He has also written sales pitches in the corporate setting since 2001. He studied business at Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to the State University of New York, Albany.

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