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Please help me store my books

For reasons, most of my books are in long-term storage. Please help me keep them safe. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Jul 18, 2016 - 6 answers

Best way to store paper in non-climate controlled garage

I have a bunch of boxes of books and other paper ephemera to store. I'll store all I can inside the house, but some, surely, will have to go in the garage--good roof, but not climate controlled, and door is drafty. Hot and humid in summer and cold and dry in winter. How to make the best of it? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 23, 2016 - 9 answers

How to manage a too-large collection of foreign language books?

Since I move a lot, I try not to keep too many books. I don't mind getting rid of the English ones. But with the foreign language ones, I get anxious about sunk costs, and how hard they would be to replace... how do I decide what to keep, and what to discard? [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Jun 9, 2013 - 11 answers

What climate, temperature, etc. issues do I need to build a "good enough" storage shed for my books?

Please help me design & figure out how to build a "good enough" storage shed for my personal library. What with all the librarians lurking on MetaFilter, I figure that you guys should know the answer (or at least be able to bless me with an abundance of opinions), right? :) [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Nov 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Wall-mounted shelving for a tiny room?

In need of guidance on utilitarian (read: cheap) wall shelving. I have one set that came with the room that are precisely what I need, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Help? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Oct 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Am I overloading my IVAR shelving?

How many books can an IVAR bookshelf unit from IKEA hold? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I weed my book collection?

Due to space restrictions, how do I bid farewell to my home library? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Dec 15, 2007 - 36 answers

Packing slightly damp books for storage

I'm planning on storing a large amount of (very slightly damp) books. Advice required. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Apr 24, 2007 - 5 answers

What's the best way to display and protect a book?

What's the best way to display and protect a book? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Aug 17, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I build good bookshelves?

Can any of you folks point me to a good, simple plan for built-in bookshelves? Our book collection has way outgrown the capacity of the bookcases we have, and I'd like to build some bookshelves that are attached to the walls of our house. But the plans I have found in home-improvement books seem too complicated for my (nonexistent) carpentry skills. Here are the tools I've got: a hand-held circular saw, an electric drill, screwdrivers and a hammer. I want something nice-looking and presentable for the public areas of the house; i.e., not a cinderblock solution.
posted by jayder on Jun 4, 2006 - 16 answers

How best to store books?

I need to store about two large bookshelves of books. The problem is two-fold: With an impending addition to the family, I have no space in the house. Additionally, I live in San Francisco where I am worried about ruining the books if I simply place them in boxes in the garage. I need help with storage options. [more inside]
posted by xorowo on Sep 20, 2005 - 9 answers

my books are wet, help me save them

Please help me save my books. The movers just dropped off several rooms worth of my pretties, which have been sitting in a storage facility in Kansas for nearly two years. I was, needless to say, ecstatic, until I realized that fully a quarter of the boxes show signs of wetness around the bottom. Looks like they've been sitting in an inch or so of water for Logos knows how long. At least the bottom layer of each box is thoroughly soaked, and stinky. What is my best path at this point to dry out/preserve/resuscitate/de-mildew?
posted by gleuschk on Aug 27, 2004 - 10 answers

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