How did I miss this thread while posting "Protecting Books"?! <br /><br />Anyway, here is my post from that thread, if someone would like to delete it. It seems a bit superfluous. <br /><br /><br /><br />I also like to take the plastic covers off my books, and often the paper jackets, too-the "real" book always looks so much better! There seems to be a lingering air of commercialism about the best-done book jacket. <br /><br />As far as protecting the books, I usually just tend to be very careful with them. I keep the jackets, and use them whenever I'm carrying the book somewhere (although that merely frays the jacket, and doesn't seem to do much for the book) and I keep them either neatly put away or neatly stacked. I never toss, throw, drop or pull on a book, and I never lay them openface to keep my place! <br /><br />So how do the rest of you protect those wonderful things, books, which we all seem to have in such great abundance?