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Can anyone tell me what exactly causes this to happen? And if you received a new book like this, would you write to the seller?

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I got a whole load of POD PBs from the US once and they all looked like that (see images). My guess is it's temperature related i.e. they were really cold in transit & then brought in to the warmth of my house. I'm sure the paper also plays a role.

Similarly I often pick up old books (which have probably been stored in cold, perhaps damp, conditions for years) & immediately in bringing them into a warm dry modern home the boards often warp.

My guess is that's your copy of B&L? This happened with CoH too & I think it was probably the paper the laid-in illustrations were printed on. Or just the rubbish paper generally...

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It is caused by humidity changes in transit or storage. Unless the book was obviously poorly packaged, I think it is just something one needs to accept with long distance book purchases. That said, if it was new from Amazon, I'd hit them up for a replacement. It isn't like they are a corporate good citizen.

You might find running a shower without the extractor fan running and increasing the humidity on the book a little, then allowing it to dry slowly in another room causes the waves to drop out. Obviously you don't want it wet, just exposed to a slightly higher humidity for a few minutes and then slowly bring it back down over a few hours with something heavy on top weighing it down does the trick.

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Thank you both, that's very helpful! It has been very humid in New York recently, kind of off and on... might finally be time to get a dehumidifier.

Yes it was my B&L, signed. I'll leave Waterstones alone... I'm thankful to have been able to get it so easily.

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Berelach wrote:
Thank you both, that's very helpful! It has been very humid in New York recently, kind of off and on... might finally be time to get a dehumidifier.

Yes it was my B&L, signed. I'll leave Waterstones alone... I'm thankful to have been able to get it so easily.



You might not get it perfect, but you will probably be able to get it to the point it is barely noticeable. I had a standard edition TftPR a few years back that was insanely wavy when I got it, and I raised the humidity with fanned pages and then dropped it back down again with a load of heavy medical texts piled on top. Not perfect, but perfectly acceptable result.

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