Display and Storage of BooksIt's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! What is the best way to both display and safely store rare books? I see a lot of conflicting information online about book storage, even from 'experts'. Have you or anyone you've known done this successfully over a long period of time with no ill effects on the books? Any advice is appreciated. You can find some good advice from the Library of Congress.
Vintage Books: Awesome Ways to Display Your Collections
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Do you buy just one? Old books make a statement in numbers. While not terribly expensive, buying a stack can add up quickly. Yet I craved the balance in my home that vintage books provide, adding a note of gravitas to my frilly florals and gilding. Some people buy books solely for the way they look, but I love books too much to ignore the titles.
Antique books are big business, even in the electronic age. A first edition hardbound copy of J. Just a decade before, it wasn't exactly flying off the shelves [source: Catch the Snitch ]. If you're a reader, or if you just like books, there's money and a treasure trove of historical significance in old tomes. Keeping your old books in good shape can be a challenge, though. Made from natural materials, like cloth, wood and leather, books are prone to deterioration. They're susceptible to degradation from light , water and dust exposure.