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Removing Musty Smell from BooksBooks that have been stored or shelved for a long time can sometimes start to smell musty, especially if they have been in a slightly damp environment. This is a page about removing the musty smell from books.

 

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Removing Ink from Book Pages?This is a page about removing ink from book pages. Removing ink from paper, without damage, can be very difficult if not impossible.

 

Getting Cigarette Smell Out of Books. A pile of old books.

How to Remove Cigarette Smell from BooksCigarette odors on books can be difficult to remove and make them unappealing to non-smokers. This page has tips about how to get the cigarrette smell out of books.

 

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Cleaning Hardcover BooksThis is a page about cleaning hardcover books. Hardcover books sometimes need cleaning, to keep them dust and stain free.

 

Cleaning Paperback Books

Cleaning Paperback BooksThis is a page about cleaning paperback books. Stored or used books can get dusty, spotted, or smelly.

 

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Sharpie Marker on Book Cover?I was using a book cover and I accidentaly wrote on the book with Sharpie! Can someone please tell me how to get it out?

 

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Difficulty Removing a Musty Smell from an Old Cloth Bound Book?I bought a long out-of-print hardcover book through the mail. The musty smell is strong. I sprinkled baking soda through the pages and sealed the book for days in a gallon food storage bag with more baking soda. Days later I found it still stank.

 

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Removing Sticker Adhesive from BooksI love to buy books but I can't afford them at full price. I go to yard sales and pick up current books at the fraction of the cost. Sometimes, these books have sale price stickers on them which are a mess to remove.

 

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Fumigating Musty Books?How do you fumigate musty books?

 

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Gasoline Odor on Books?I acquired some books that had been stored in a garage and have a gasoline smell. Is there any way I can get rid of this odor?

 

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Cleaning Jello Off Textbooks?My daughter had a package of red jello in the bottom of her backpack and forgot about it. The books subsequently caused the package to rupture and the red jello is now all over the bottoms of her textbooks.

 

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Cleaning a Paperback Book?I have a newer book, new within the last ten years, and I'm wondering if I can restore the condition of the book without destroying it. Are there any Thriftyfun tips out there to clean a soiled paperback book that also has creased pages and cover?

 

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Removing Ink from a Valuable Book?I have an old and valuable book that a previous owner inscribed her name into. Is there any way to remove her signature without damaging or staining the inscribed page? Her signature lessens the value of the book.

 

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Removing Felt Pen Stain from a Book?I accidentally used a felt pen in my bible, and of course it bled through. Is there a way I can remove the ink without damaging the Bible?

 

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Cleaning Smelly Books?I have 4 big boxes of smelly books that were stored in a garage for 19 months. I can't do any labour intensive work as I am sick, can I just set them out on the floor to hopefully air out?

 

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Removing Ink from Book?How do I remove black ink from a book?

 

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Cleaning Book Bindings?How can I clean my World Book bindings that have yellowed?

 

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