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The Laws of Books

These laws for the care and keeping of books date from 1190 C.E., when Rabbi Judahben Samuel Sir Leon Chassid included them in the Sefer Chbasstdon, or Book of the Pious.  They’re as relevant today as they were nearly a … Continue reading

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Using Brodart Book Covers; Or, How to Protect Your Investment in 6 Easy Steps

Brodart (or, for Canadians, Brodart) is not the only maker of those handy dust jacket covers you see on library books, but they’re the classic. And their “How to Apply Brodart Center-Slit Book Jacket Covers” instructions come in both English … Continue reading

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How to Ruin Perfectly Good Books

There are enough books in the world to keep my bibliophilia happy forever – and probably yours, too. Unfortunately, waaaay too many of those books are what the bookselling industry generously calls “reading copies” – because reading is all they … Continue reading

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