Musty Books


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Musty Books

Jun 2, 2020, 2:02 pm

Hi everyone! I'm still new here, I don't know where to post this, but this seems like a safe group!

I've bought some second hand books, which are beautiful editions, but sadly smell kinda musty. And with 'kinda' I mean that I will not read them for too long while indoors, because it's that bad.
I have left the books outside for hours in hopes the smell would subside, but it only went slightly down.
Does anyone have any tips to get smells out of a book?

Editado: Jun 2, 2020, 2:13 pm

The off-the-shelf answer?
I've used to good effect.
Good luck.

Editado: Jun 2, 2020, 2:19 pm

Best place to post this is You may find useful tips in some of the existing topics, too.

Bottom line. 'musty' means mold, so keep them quarantined from your other books.

Jun 2, 2020, 2:25 pm

Thanks! I've taken a look at the website, and it does look promising.
I saw at checkout that they only ship to Canada, UK, and US, and I live in neither of those places.

Jun 2, 2020, 2:26 pm

Thank you, I'll create a topic there!

Jun 2, 2020, 2:33 pm


No need to create a new thread there. Browse through this one:

Jun 2, 2020, 2:37 pm

>4 BookDragons: You could try this UK source, which may ship more broadly:

Jun 3, 2020, 8:22 am

Thanks for all the tips, I'll check everything out!