The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back. The flap can contain biographical information about the author, ISBN, a short summary of the book, date of publishing or publisher name, and the cost of the book.
The flap also protects the book edges from wear and spine from shelf wear or other damage.
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