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I had a similar problem. I've got a modular bookcase where you can place the shelves at varying heights. To maximize the number of books, I placed the shelves quite close together. That led to issues with keeping books organized: books from the same author with different heights would end up on different shelves. I ended up increasing the space between ...


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The passive solution Put paper towels, tissue paper, toilet paper or anything that absorbs water well between every single page that got damp. Make sure that part of the paper towels stick out of the book to transport moisture from inside the book to outside. Close the book and turn it so the damp side faces down. If possible, but a sturdy board that is ...


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I assume this is due to coronavirus fear. Just Googling how long can the coronavirus last on surfaces, the answer is up to 5 days. Viruses are parasitic. They need a living host to survive and reproduce. If you are that worried, seal the book in a plastic bag for a week, so it cant be touched. After the week is up, the book will be virus free.


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One option for marking the spot a book has been removed from is to insert a token of some sort: tab made from a manila folder or card stock, plastic tab, bookmark with tassel, etc. When a related volume must be stored elsewhere, perhaps a reference object (piece of manila folder, card stock, etc.) with the location marked.


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My hack is for part of the question – replacing a book in its original position. Withdraw the adjacent book part way, so that you can see the place. If that is made awkward because neighbouring books are different sizes, then also Rotate the adjacent book so that you can see its top/bottom instead of the spine. Having said that, I organise my books ...


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Freeze your book. I did kind of remembered it, a google search did confirm it, this is the first site I found. This PDF file from a university an other. If the getting wet was from clean water you should put your book in the freezer as soon as you can, and leave it there for a while. No need to package it, if you leave it in the freezer till it is dry you do ...


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Organizing a book collection can be made easier by isolating some exceptions that can be problematic. Libraries pull large books aside and store them together separately in an "Oversize" section. If most of your books are large then you would pull small books aside to store together. Most all books made for mass market are very similar in size to ...


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Put them in a giant building with giant shelves to accommodate ample spacing for all size books. Just do it like barnes and noble. In this way you can have the option to sort by topic and by size and there's enough room to display the book title for any style of book design. If you don't have a giant building reduce the number of shelves or books. If you ...


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Intellectual property owners care about your license. They don't care where you get your physical copy of the IP. Suppose you're a bar owner, and you obey the law and get an annual ASCAP license. You can now play any ASCAP music you please in your bar, all the live long day. Note that the license does not come with a USB stick of every ASCAP song; you ...


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Steam. Hold your book over a boiling pot of water, so as the steam goes to where the pages are stuck. The less stuck pages separate themselves. Gently separate the pages if you can. Don't hold the book over the steam long enough to get it wet again. If the pages don't come apart hold the book over steam again. It took me almost 10 minutes to steam 296 pages....


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