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Under The Leaves — storing vintage books

How To Care For Your Vintage Books

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There was a  time that I believed the best way to preserve a book long term was to place it in a ziplock bag and put it somewhere dark.  I had not researched it or even Googled it, I just assumed. Let me just say….Wrong!Books need to “breathe” whether new or old.  When they are locked away, i.e. in a ziplock bag without ample moisture in the air, the natural materials become brittle.  Pages of the book become easily torn and the bindings begin to break down.On the other hand, if you don't lock it away and there is too much...

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