|A funny bar code.|
I'm not sure what it should be called. It's a funny sort of bar code that I'm pretty sure is designed specially for people with smart phones to scan them to be taken to a web site for more info. (As a happy iPhone owner I should know more about this, but alas I don't.) I'm used to regular bar codes being on the back of books, but not these fancy bar codes. So I thought this was neat.
|The title page....er pages.|
I found this while book mending. The title, instead of being on just one page, is on both pages. That's pretty unusual.
And now, forgive me, I will be complaining about weird things I see while mending books at my local library.
|Closeup of some sort of foam sticker thing on a book cover.|
|SIX foam sticker thingies on the book cover.|
Um, why? Why why why? This makes no sense. And I had to replace the mylar.
Mylar: the plastic covering that libraries use to protect dust protectors on hardcover books.
|A book fixed up with tape.|
Ok, so I can understand this. Pages are coming out so someone tries to be helpful by fixing it up themselves.
However, I will have you know, I still had to glue those pages back in, and getting the tape out of my way first just made more work for me.
People trying to be helpful is the bane of my existence as a book mender.