What Do Libraries Do with Old Books?

boxes books at book sale

Many libraries have a limited amount of space. I grew up with a great small town library but even their new building had only so much space for book shelves, new books, and even storage for boxes of books when they had their annual fundraising sale. So with constant new titles coming in, how do …

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How to Clean Old Leather Books

old leather books on shelf

I’ve always loved old antique books because there was so much story dripping out of every one. Not just the words on the paper, but the history surrounding the book, imagining the age of pages that were often older than my grandparents or even great grandparents, the history of where that book must have been …

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The Perfect Bookcases for Antique Books

first edition books wood shelves

I grew up in a home where two 10-foot tall bookcases made of dark mahogany always took up a corner of the living room or office. These majestic book cases were perfect for putting virtually anything on display, but not everyone has a family heirloom from a family lumber business with over 9 decades of …

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Best Way to Display Antique Books

first edition books wood shelves

Even if you’re not going to read an antique book, and there are good reasons for not, showing them off is a major part of having an impressive collection. The problem is that many common ways of stacking, shelving, or otherwise showing off books can actually cause wear or damage over the long-term, especially on …

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