I'd like to use non-adhesive transparent plastic sheet to wrap a soft-back book to protect it for long-term frequent use.

I'd like to try the method #3 described in


I tried searching using different key words on Internet stores but could NOT find a product suitable. Any suggestion?

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I suggest using sheets of clear PVC:

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It's non-adhesive, a lot more durable than the more common polypropylene sheets (like the perforated 'punched pockets'), but still supple. They mostly come in standard sizes, like in the image, pre-folded and stitched to accommodate certain book size standards (as an example, the page from which I sourced the image has A4, A4+, 165mm x 210mm, and 180mm x 240mm), but are available as sheets as well.

It's also sold under the name heavy-duty (protector) sheet, and it's easier to find complete sheets using that term. Searching for 'vinyl sheets', 'plastic roll film', 'clear soft PVC', or a combination of those keywords yields similarly useful results.

A slightly less sturdy variant, which is easier to find on rolls for this specific purpose, is called 'archival book jacket cover'.

For completion's sake, here's a WikiHow entry on wrapping books using these sheets.

  • But where could I find such sheets of clear PVC? My books are of various sizes, some from different regions of the world where different book size standards apply. So I need actual sheets not premade book covers with fixed folds.
    – qazwsx
    Jan 28, 2020 at 16:21
  • That's why I gave the different search terms: they are admittedly a little hard to find, but, depending on your location, I'm sure you can find sheets in your area looking for a combination of those words. If you want, I can help looking (we don't do product recommendation, hence my hesitation).
    – Joachim
    Jan 28, 2020 at 16:29

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