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Book Care and Book Repair
Keep Books Clean

Keep your books healthy! Remove dust frequently. You can use a vacuum cleaner with a brush or knife like nozzle  attachment and this will help reduce the handling of your books. To give your books a thorough cleaning, wipe each book  with a soft clean cloth and open the book to toss out the dust. Keep books dry . Silverfish love damp paper.

If your books smell a little musty, place the book in a plastic baggie with some baking soda.
Shake the book in the bag and leave the book in the bag overnight.
Remove book and wipe off soda.





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Book Care and Book Repair

Prevent Books from Mold
Use Lavender Essential Oil!

Be Sure to Use the real essential oil, and not the cheap synthetics!


Have a damp room?

Want to keep your books from smelling mildew?
Try placing a small electric lamp on the bookcase and keep the light on at all times. (Low wattage will work)

Also, you can put a drop or two on a piece of material and place the material between the pages.

Be sure that the oil has dried first, or you will have an oil stain on a page or two.

You may also put a couple drops on the inside of the dust jacket .

Practice with an old book you don't care about till you get it right!




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