Dust Jackets

How did we end up having paper book jackets? BookRiot’s Danika Ellis explores “The History of Dust Jackets : from disposable to collectible”.

Are you the kind of reader who tries to keep their dust jackets pristine? Do you toss them out as soon as you buy a book? Or are you somewhere along that spectrum? Whichever you choose, there’s a good chance you have a strong opinion about it. To understand the history of dust jackets and how we got this colorful piece of paper loosely wrapped around almost every hardcover, we have to look at the history of books.

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