The Honourable Ken R. Halvorson

French flaps are the folded in extensions to the covers of paperbacks.  They are increasingly used to add weight and substance to paperback original first editions.  
Not only do the flaps frame the book visually, they are tactile, playful and make great bookmarks – but remember to flip flaps halfway otherwise your book will start to resemble an over-stuffed wallet.  French flaps are excellent depositories for synopsis and author biography.

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