Sometimes I wonder if the stores realize that the price tags and labels (the sticky, gluey kind) they put on books and other items are such a hassle for their consumers and can often damage book coverings (etc)? Or maybe they just don't care.
Anyway -- I have many books with icky stickers on them (which lessens the visual quality of them) and I intend to take them off, but from past experiences, I know that many times I can't get the entire sticker off and it leaves lots of gunky residue behind that is hard to take off. Is there a better way to do it? I know that scrubbing it with water is good... But when it's a book cover -- that's not the best approach because you ruin the cover.
How to peel off a sticky price tag or label on a book or item COMPLETELY without the gunky residue?