To the serious book lover, a well-read paperback is like an old soldier; bruised and battered, but still willing to serve. Although they don't get the respect of their more "literary" cousins, mass market paperbacks can be just as valuable to their owners as a rare first edition.
If it's time to pack up your old, printed friends for moving or storage, there are a few things you need to do. Old paperbacks do not line up neatly. They have grubby pages, slouching spines, and flimsy covers. It takes a little TLC to get them where they're going.
Preparing your collection
Before you begin packing, check each book for bookmarks, sticky notes, paperclips or other things that might have been tucked inside. Straighten any dog ears or bent covers.
Clean each volume with a dry cloth. Wipe from the binding toward the open edge of the book. You want to get rid of any dust, debris, or insects that might be caught in the pages.
What to use
Mass market books are usually printed on cheap, high acid paper. They weren't designed to last for centuries, so there's no need for expensive archival materials. Here are the basics.
How to pack
For more packing information, talk to a company like Bekins Van Lines Inc.Share
10 August 2015
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