A top quality clear self-adhesive cover with a flexible spine and hardened back and front.
Book covering can take time, but with Terrapin it's quick and easy.
Peel the backing paper from the flexible centre strip and wrap it around the spine of the book, smoothing down on all sides.
Remove the backing paper from one side of the product, smooth on to the back of the book and trim the excess with sharp scissors.
Repeat for the front of the book. The offcuts can be stuck on the inside edges of the book for extra reinforcement.
Our premium cover is the only one of its kind available in South Africa.
Since 1996, librarians and bursars have used Terrapin Book Covers to prolong the lifespan of their precious library books and textbooks.
Terrapin Book Covers are manufactured from a stable compound that will not become brittle or crack over time.
Terrapin covers are laminated with a top quality acrylic adhesive that will not damage the book.
Our three sizes cover standard paperbacks, readers, trade paperbacks, textbooks and picture books.
Our covers are crystal clear and do not scratch, change colour or become opaque, even after years of use.
Our covers are firm yet flexible, so will not bubble or bunch, making the process of book covering stress-free.
Terrapin covers are the only book protectors manufactured in South Africa from top-quality materials.
New library books are an investment: let Terrapin covers make yours last as long as possible. Our covers can also revitalise well used favourites, giving them a new lease on life. Our small cover is the perfect size for most standard library books and the medium cover is suitable for trade paperbacks.
Inadequately protected textbooks can look badly warn even one year after issue. Our tough Terrapin Book Covers will ensure your textbooks withstand careless handling year after year. The small size fits most readers, the medium works on mid-size textbooks and the large is for A4 size textbooks and picture books.
Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com
Yes. The strong adhesive binds the cover to the book, protecting the paperback from dirt and moisture. Any initial mottled effect will disappear after 48 hours leaving a crystal clear finish.
Most of our customers are school libraries and departments across South Africa. Our products are supplied in bulk packs of 100. We sometimes get enquiries for smaller quanitities - if you are interested, please contact us.
No. Terrapin Book Covers are one-piece solutions with an integrated spine and cover protector. You will not need any tape or extra products to apply Terrapin Book Covers. All you will need is a pair of scissors or a craft knife and cutting pad.
Place your order by email or telephone. We issue a proforma invoice if you need preauthorisation. Upon confirmation, we courier your order and email the tax invoice. Payment terms are COD and banking details are on our invoice. The order should reach you within four working days.
We've been around since 1996 - here is a short history of our company.
We begin manufacturing the original Terrapin three-piece cover.
The first box of Terrapin covers is delivered to a school library.
After years of development, we launch our revolutionary one-piece cover to replace the legacy three piece cover.
We streamline our product range to keep up with global changes in the sizes of books.
Terrapin covers now arrive on your doorstep within days thanks to our reliable courier partner.
New machinery means we can meet the increasing demand for our product in a short space of time.
Our new packaging in an easy to use pizza box style is launched.
We are a family business that prides itself on delivering a perfect product with personal service.