Questions tagged [book-care]

For questions about maintaining and caring for physical books, e.g. how to avoid damage to them and make them last longer.

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How can I clean a book and remove mold / stains?

I have a book from 1989 that I inherited recently. The cover and some of the pages have these dark stains and/or mold. It does not seem to have a bad odor (as far as I can tell). Is it possible to ...
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Should I keep the jacket on a hardcover book?

I've got a few hardcover books. I usually read paperback, but sometimes I'll find myself with a hardcover book. Often, these will have jackets on them. Paper jackets that rip and get in the way and ...
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How do I straighten out a paperback book's cover that is bent?

I read a lot of paperback books. Almost exclusively, in fact. I have one problem, though - all the covers get bent while I read them (or sometimes after one of the siblings has a crack at it). They ...
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How to travel with paperback books without damaging them?

I like to carry paperback books with me in a backpack. I've noticed that this puts a lot of wear and tear on these books. I can't not carry these books in my backpack, but what can I do to better ...
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