Removing Stickers on Book Covers

Removing Stickers on Book Covers

Removing Stickers on Book Covers

We love stickers and decals, it’s true, but even we have to admit that there are times when you need to peel off those stickers. And, as anyone who has ever tried to remove an old bumper sticker can tell you, removing a sticker can be much harder than putting one on!

Fortunately, those who have scraped, scratched and thrown up their hands in frustration before us managed to figure out some effective ways to get stickers and the sticky residue they can leave behind off. They should be applauded for not giving up and for saving the rest of us so many headaches! 

There are three primary methods for you to choose from when you’re trying to remove a decal. The one you ultimately use may depend on the surface you are trying to remove the sticker from. 

Removing a Sticker from a Book Jacket

If you bought a lovely book for your friend’s birthday, they really don’t need to know you found it on the bargain table, now do they? We understand completely!  But how the heck are you supposed to get that big BARGAIN or CLEARANCE sticker off the cover of the book? 

Turn up the heat – that’s how!

Ashley Holstrom of Book Riot offers these handy instructions in how to remove pesky price tags from books using your hair dryer: 

  • “Start peeling an edge of the sticker off while aiming your hair dryer at the spot you’re working on. The dryer is heating up the adhesive in the sticker. Peel gently, and the sticky residue should soften enough that the sticker comes off in one gloriously satisfying piece.”

“Be careful not to burn your hand as you peel!” she cautions. You may need a little patience, depending on how sticky the stickers being used by the nefarious booksellers in your area are using. 

Of course, the easiest way to avoid the headaches and frustration associated with trying to remove a stubborn sticker or decal, is to start with a removable decal from Create Decal. (You might want to mention that to the manager at the bookstore the next time you’re in there.)

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