Most often I deal with high end patrons, who have relatively serious money to invest in their collections. I know this is why most precious book collections are owned by the ultra-wealthy since nobody has that much money to throw away on something they don’t actually need. As much as I love books, they don’t feed your family or help you survive in the least, they are a luxury item. With that said, if you have books or comic books that you want to maintain, however don’t have mountains of cash to waste, you can use your Heating and A/C device or a few small tweaks to achieve great results. The greatest piece of advice UI can provide you is to worry about consistent air quality for your collection. That goes beyond temperature control, because within a wide range your books will be nice as long as the temps are perfectly stable. It’s more crucial to focus on air quality, plus that means keep your books in their own space plus not out in the standard areas. You’ve seen bookshelves in kitchens, plus that is where dust piles up because of heavy traffic plus lower air quality. After clean, consistent air quality, you need to focus on the levels of humidity your books happen to be exposed to. It is more important to those people in the South to have a dehumidifier for their books, however in general I think everyone should have something like that… Books are far too sensitive to moisture, so it is worth the small expense to get a dehumidifier to keep them entirely safe, sound, plus dry.
May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022