on book Care
Poor handling, inferior paper quality and environment conditions
can send your books to the grave even before they reach adolescence.
A little regular care can keep your books looking younger as
they grow older.
- Attics, basements and garages are not suitable storage
- Handle books with clean hands.
- Place books upright on the shelves.
- Acidic materials like bookmarks, pressed flowers and
scraps of paper should not be kept in books for long periods
- Do not repair documents with glue or pressure-sensitive
tape since many glues and pressure-sensitive tapes are highly
- Keep documents away from sunlight or fluorescent light
as all visible light will eventually damage documents and
ultraviolet light will destroy them.
- Do not use paper clips, staples, straight pins, or other
metal objects that will eventually rust.
- Place books in a moisture free environment and away from
- Do not earmark pages by folding.
- Do not bend a book inside-out while reading. This can
lead to weakening of the binding.
- Dust the books and the shelves regularly and wipe clean
to keep away silver fish.
- Few mothballs placed on the shelves will discourage cockroaches.By