Books are precious. So much so that we make libraries to protect and store them for posterity. Do you do that with your food or clothes? Perhaps not. So when a valuable book gets damaged then it become extremely difficult to get your hands back on the original book. That is why even if you get your books for sale at dirt cheap rates you still want to keep them safe forever. Here are a few tips that will help you with the basics of getting started with your personal library and collect the best titles of your time and perhaps of bygone years for later generations to enjoy.
Look for cheap book sources
Unlike many book collectors, perhaps you do not have access to a lot of money to buy precious collections. Nothing to worry, you can still get an amazing collection of highly recommended and popular titles for cheap. Look for online bookstores that offer online books for sale in bulk. These will give you the added advantage of free shipping and there is a good chance that you may get more discounts on later purchases. Also you can try looking for libraries for sale. Library owners prefer selling their collections to book lovers rather than to anybody because they know that their beloved books will be in good hands.
Learn how to store books properly
Do not just dump your books on the floor or stack them up one against the other in a wet shelf. Direct light, heat and humidity is the last thing you want for your books. Single horizontal stacks are best if you plan on keeping a lot of books in your library to save space. Buy metal stands that makes it possible for books to placed close against each other with mininum stress on adjacent books.
Like with everything precious, you need to take care of your books. Look for signs of serious damage and replace them if possible. You may still find cheap replacements at online stores that offer books for sale. Remove books from the shelves carefully. Remember to hold them by the middle of the spine and pulling it out gently. Dust and check for water damage before putting it back carefully.
A properly maintained library is not just a source of joy, it can also serve as a repository of priceless literature that are so difficult to find once they are out of publication. Get started today and let us know if we can be of any help to you in finding books for your private collection.