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Has anybody else noticed this?

I placed an order to Powells, 'cause they had a picture book I wanted cheap. Duh. Well in order to qualify for free shipping, I just had to order more books. (I know, its a tragedy). So I order a few of the Harry Dresden's that we didn't have. And the second Codex Alera series that Butcher wrote. When they showed up, I went to put them in the bookcase (for those of you who have never been to my house, we have this HUGE bookcase dedicated to paperback fantasy and scifi. Double stacked, in alphabetical order, of course.) and they DIDN'T FIT!!! They are a good half inch taller than the standard paperback book. And yes, they are both Butcher books, but its two different publishers.

Is this a new "standard" size? Has anyone else come across this? Its annoying as hell let me tell you!

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ross_teneyck
Jun. 12th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the last two Dresden PBs have been in that format. I have no idea why; I haven't noticed it with any other recent books. It's very weird.
hitchhiker
Jun. 12th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
that sort of thing annoys the fuck out of me too! it feels like a very petty thing to get that annoyed over, but you know, *bookshelves*!
putzmeisterbear
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
A couple years ago I saw some paperbacks that had a banner saying they were in an easy to read font. They were about half an inch taller than standard PBs. It's odd that they would mess with a long standing industry standard. It must be a cheaper printing layout or something.
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