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Printed gripper tongue for spines of all books
Book Tongue is a printed cloth label,
similar to that found on the
back of underwear or in fact most
For all books it would be attached
directly to the spine at the binding
stage. Hardbacks would need a small slot
cut in the printed cover to
allow it to poke through.
of the washing instructions on
items of clothing, it has the
printed title of the tome, but its primary
function is to enable you to
pull the book out from between the
clamping action of other
adjacent volumes gripping it laterally on
a crowded shelf.
||Some leather-bound hardbacks have a ribbon included as a bookmark that can serve that purpose. The only ones I can think of are green and red, with horzontal gold strips on the spine. I think they were Readers' Digest books.