March 6, 2010

Cleaning Ex-Library Books

We were manning a bake sale today which coincided with a library book sale, so we peeked at what they had.

There were books about birds, and a Golden Nature Guide about shells. All hardbacks. My mother has passed on the happy curse of loving books to me, so I brought home five of these for a total of two dollars (three were free)!

They were filthy, though! I cleaned them with dish soap on a wet rag, wrapped around my finger. The amount of dirt on these books was disgusting. They didn't look that bad until I started washing, then I could compare the clean part with the, uh, not so clean part. Gross.

It's amazing what a bit of scrubbing can do!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photo! :) Your posts always just make me smile.