Bright Ideas: Book Binding!

Today's "bright ideas" post is a super simple one--but for those of you doing tons of professional reading this summer, you may not have thought of this!  Did you know that you can take books to copy centers like "Kinko's" or even Office Max and get them spiral bound?  For a few dollars, you can stop trying to pin down the sides of the book while you work!  This is especially great if you are taking notes.  Gone are the days of using two other books to weigh down the sides--and no more broken spines!

I love being able to fold my books back so each page lays flat--thought you might want to try it if you haven't!  It's a simple bright idea--but a useful one!
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  1. I'm so glad you shared this Meg! I completely forgot about doing this! Several years ago a lady at bible study showed me this trick to do with out giant book we were studying, and it was so quick and easy to take it to Kinkos to get it done. I've completely forgotten about this. I am making a stack now of books to take in. Especially books that I more or less read from my lap during mini lessons (Daily 5) lol

  2. Wow! I had no idea you could do that! Thanks so much for sharing! What a bright idea! :)
    Primary Planet!

  3. YAY!! This is one of my favorite things to do to my books!! It makes them so much easier to read and use!! Thanks for sharing this!!
    Curls and a Smile

  4. Great idea! Wish I'd read your blog 20 years ago! ;)

  5. I haven't tried this, but I think I may have to with some of my books. I love it.
    Grade School Giggles

  6. I love this idea! I have a stack ready to take to KInko's in the morning!

  7. Brilliant! And so simple! Thanks for sharing - now I'll also be going to a Kinko's near me....