I've been buying mostly new cookbooks for the last few years, and I've hit a weirdly high number of defects in the last year or so. The publishers have been fantastic about fixing these, but I'm wondering - am I alone in experiencing this?
For example, the most recent book is a copy of Jacques Pepin's New Complete Techniques. It arrived in great condition - no damage, but it's missing chunks of pages (the bindings are intact and look fine, there's no evidence that there was anything there at all). I've also had issues with plasticised pages sticking together and tearing, and with large-format books being bound so tightly that the glue has cracked and the covers torn themselves through opening the book.