JazzOne wrote:I buy new books. I never highlight in them. I don't like to bring them to class because my book bag will bend the corners of the hard cover. I also don't like to crack the spine, so I only open my books to a maximum of 158 degree angle. I try to touch the pages as little as possible, and I certainly don't handle my books for at least two hours after I put on any kind of lotion or soap. The books should never be left in the car lest the heat dry and crinkle the pages. No chips, no dip, and never let your forehead or face touch the paper.
I assume you only read your books under lighting specifically designed to minimize damage to the pages? And it goes without saying, I'm sure, that you do most of your reading in a low-oxygen chamber.