How do you dispose of old textbooks?

How to clean the edges of a book

If you have 80 or more books we can pick them up at your home.  We accept all kinds of books and in any language, except magazines, notebooks, newspapers, texts delivered by the Ministry of Education and books that are in bad condition.

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Book Dust Catcher

Maybe you already know the structure of your books perfectly, but if not, we leave you a basic guide to identify each of its elements. This will make it easier for you to follow the repair techniques and understand their scope. (an image will be added with the parts of the book)

Covers – These are the outer covers that protect the body of the book. In hard cover books they are usually made of rigid cardboard covered with leather, cloth or plastic, and in soft cover books, of couché paper. According to their position, they are also called outer cover and back cover.

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Although transparent adhesive tape seems to be a good option, it is better to avoid it because over time the adhesive will lose its properties, leave stains and weaken the paper. When a sheet is torn and part of the text is affected, the ideal is to use a 1 cm wide strip of white Chinese paper and fix it on only one side of the sheet with binding glue (Resistol 525). If the tear does not affect the text, a 1 cm wide strip of bond paper can be used. Wait for the glue to dry before closing the book.

Dust cloths

A book (from Latin liber, libri) is a printed, handwritten or painted work on a series of sheets of paper, parchment, vellum or other material, bound together on one side (i.e., bound) and protected by covers, also called covers. A book may deal with any subject.

However, this definition is not limited to the world of print or physical media, given the emergence and rise of new documentary formats and especially the World Wide Web. The digital book or electronic book, known as e-book, is seeing an increase in its use in the world of books and in the professional practice of librarianship and documentation. In addition, the book can also be found in audio format, in which case it is called an audiobook.

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Since its origins, mankind has had to face a fundamental question: how to preserve and transmit its culture, that is, its beliefs and knowledge, both in space and time.

The approach to this question involves, on the one hand, determining how to ensure the intellectual integrity of the content of the work and the preservation of the medium on which it was embodied and, on the other, finding the means by which the intention or purpose for which it was conceived will remain unaltered.

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Does this mean that the printed book is suddenly obsolete? Of course it does, but that doesn’t mean it will cease to exist. Many of the best things in life are still valued even though technology has overtaken them. As book lovers know, a book offers individual contact, provides convenience, can be read anywhere without the need for batteries, and can be stored in a personalized way, on your bedside table or on your library shelves.

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However, the advantages of technology are irresistible. The revolutionary process by which all books, old and new, in all languages, will soon be available in digital format, at virtually no cost for storage and delivery, is irreversible. The technologically obsolete system, in which the physical inventory is stored in publishers’ warehouses and transported to fixed points of sale, will sooner or later be replaced by the more efficient digital alternative. Bookstores will not disappear, but will make use of digital technologies to increase their physical and virtual inventories. Even archives are offering their documents through digital media, which represents an immense saving of money and time for researchers who will not have to travel halfway around the world to look at an old document. Already in the sciences, many scientists work entirely with electronic journals.