Books deteriorate, it is the natural order of things. It is worth taking proper care of your volumes – thanks to this they will last much longer. How to take proper care of books?
A very common solution for many bookworms is storing books on bookcases located in corridors. This is a very practical solution but it is not good for books. In a room where volumes are stored, the humidity should be 45-55% and the temperature should not exceed 21 degrees.
The bookcase should not be placed next to a radiator or a window. The heat from the radiator can cause books to shatter. Sunlight can cause yellow stains on books and fading of covers
Books should be stored vertically or horizontally (tightly next to each other or one on top of the other) on bookcases so there is little air circulation and it has a positive effect on the shelf life of the books.
A glazed bookcase will further protect the volumes from dust and drafts. From time to time, use a broom or dry cloth to remove dust from the books. Do not wipe the books with a damp cloth as this can damage them.
When reading, do not bend the book cover so that the two pages meet. This is a very convenient option for many bookworms, but it can permanently deform the cover of the volume.
Folding the pages destroys the book, the structure of the paper breaks and the mark of the fold remains. Therefore, it is worth getting a bookmark, but it must not be too thick, because it causes deformation of the pages.
Books get damaged during moving and transporting. In case of moving, it is advisable to stack the books very tightly in a cardboard box. If the book is carried in a backpack or bag, place it in a separate compartment with the spine up. This way, the pages will not be damaged when you put other documents in
When reading a book, do not:
It is worth taking care of books as each volume has its own irresistible charm. Old books bring back many a bibliophile’s delight