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Library Creates ‘Car Wash’ for Dusty Books

Everyone has a dusty book on their shelf – one that hasn’t been picked up and read in a while. Now imagine libraries filled with old, dusty books that are rarely touched! How would you make them look good again? According to the Library Journal, dust “absorbs moisture, increases acid hydrolysis, and causes a quicker breakdown of valuable resources” and attracts insects! OH NO! THE BOOKS!

The Boston Library seems to have found a solution for the dust bunnies that collect on the books…a book wash! Oracle is an entire company dedicated to cleaning books. It’s like a car wash, minus the water of course. Take a look: 

It’s genius.


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