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Save money now and later with Readerbound novels.

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What is Readerbound?

Publishers typically bind books in only two editions; paperback and hardcover. These two editions work well for casual readers but something more durable is necessary for titles with years of repeated use. Readerbound editions are built for classroom and library use, will last 10 times longer than paperbacks, and are backed with a Lifetime Warranty. We can turn any book into a Readerbound edition so if you don’t see it on our website let us know and we will add it to our collection.


The Highest Quality

Readerbound editions are built using Library Binding Institute Standards, high-grade materials, and a hand-crafted process that puts emphasis on the small details. Knowledge is key and we stay connected as members of the Book Manufacturer’s Institute, the Educational Book and Media Association and the American Booksellers Association.

Readerbound editions are created with:

  • Laminated covers that match the original book
  • Rounded and padded "Library Corners"
  • High-density cover board
  • A reinforced book block
  • Quality control at every stage

Our Lifetime Guarantee

Students are rough on books and even the best built novel will begin to show signs of wear over time. But we stand by our craftsmanship and guarantee that Readerbound editions will not fall apart before their natural life or we will repair or replace them for free.


The Process

Covers that match the original book

  • No borders
  • Original art on spines

Laminated covers

  • Wipes clean
  • Durable 3 mil polyester laminate

High-density cover board

  • 100% recycled material
  • Lay-flat board stops warping

Reinforced book block

  • "Double Fan" gluing process
  • Elastic cold glue
  • Stronger bond than industry standard
  • Spine roughed to absorb more glue
  • New end sheets

Covers built with "library corners"

  • Extra padding
  • Rounded corners
  • More durable than traditional corners

Quality control at every stage

  • Supervisors inspect work after each station
  • Finished products are cleaned and inspected prior to shipment


Compare: Charlotte's Web
Follet $13.41
Perma-bound $12.89
Mrs. Nelson's $11.54
Compare: The Hunger Games
Follet $15.81
Perma-bound $16.80
Mrs. Nelson's $13.64
Compare: The Great Gatsby
Follet $19.81
Perma-bound $18.23
Mrs. Nelson's $16.45

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