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To clean an old book, remove stubborn dust by brushing it off with a dry paint brush or a soft toothbrush. If there are smudges or pencil marks in the book, get a gum eraser from an art supply store and erase the marks with it, working in one direction to avoid crinkling or ripping the pages. Additionally, to lift sticky residue off the cover of a book, dab a little baby oil or cooking oil on a piece of cotton wool and rub it over the affected area. Once the residue is gone, wipe the area clean with a fresh piece of cotton wool. To learn how to clean leather bound volumes, keep reading!

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