Book Conservation

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Book Care, Conservation and Binding and other Book topics.

good evening ...I have just aquired a vintage book, it has a cloth cover and the pages are still in good condition, I bought it from someone that lived in the northern USA, I live in the humid south, what is my best way to protect it from the higher humidity here in the deep south? Thanks for any he

Book Conservation

Two things: 1. Keep it dry. 2. Keep it out of the sun Those two elements are killers when it comes to preserving old books. Moisture will do permanent damage, either through the development of damp-stain or mold. If you have a moldy book the best solution is to get rid of it although there are a few products that might help. If the book has a dust jacket, protect it with a mylar cover to preserve it as long as possible. A dust jacket can account for a major portion of the value of an old book.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Book Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Byron White