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 Post subject: How do you store your books?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:02 pm 
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My collection has slowly changed, shifting from 40+ soft covers, to almost exclusively hardcovers, and now I'm moving into first editions and signed copies. More and more I'm concerned with how I store and display my books. Do you suggest Mylar? Are your novels shelved as is? Do you slipcase the hell out of everything? I'm curious if there's a consensus as to the preferred method.


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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your books?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Most collectors cover their books with Brodart sleeves to protect the dust jacket. The DJ is usually worth about 90% of the value of the books.

It is not worth paying for a slipcase for a $15 book, so unless you have plenty of money, just get slipcases for your most expensive ones.

The main thing is to keep them out of direct sunlight. That's the one thing that will destroy your books without you even noticing it, until its too late.


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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your books?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:07 am 
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I completely agree with Mr. RT. It's the best way to go. Also, if possible, try to get book cases with doors so that dust is kept to a minimum.

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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your books?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:12 am 
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I second the motion...er opinion :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your books?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:24 pm 
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I'm on the same page as the above.

I have a book case with glass doors on for my special King books (signed copies, gift editions, S/L's etc) and while I have it placed somewhere that avoids direct sunlight, I am looking in to this solution I've heard of tha you can spray on glass that then blocks out harmful UV rays.

Oh, and I have the glass doors to protect from my one year old daughter more so than dust lol!


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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your books?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:32 am 
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jimimck wrote:
Oh, and I have the glass doors to protect from my one year old daughter more so than dust lol!


Always a good idea! Also from pets, etc.

John


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