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Can you get a mildew smell out of an old book, if so how?

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I'm not sure you can really get rid of mildew or mold in a book . . .I've heard of microwaving them for a bit to kill the mold, but it's really bad on the book bindings. Personally, I don't take chances on mildewy/moldy books - I don't want them to spread the mold to my other books, and so I won't keep them.


If books are just old smelling, there are a number of things that will help, and I think there are cases of spotting on old paper that isn't mildew. But if it does smell like mildew, it probably is . . .

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