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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 15, April 13, 2008, Article 19

QUERY: GETTING SMOKE SMELL OUT OF BOOKS

E-Sylum subscriber Kim Ghobrial writes: "I have some coin
books which I loaned out to a person who smokes.  They were
new and he never read any of them, but now they stink of
cigarette smoke.  How does one get the smell out of the books?"

[I found one old query on smelly books, but no answers.  I
suggested baking soda and a good old-fashioned airing-out
in the sunshine.  -Editor]

Kim adds: "Unfortunately, living in Oregon, we get mostly
rain and cold, so sunshine is kind of out of the question.
Currently have them in the garage on their sides (like if
you put them onto a bookshelf, but opened up).  I did start
with baking soda in a container that has a opening at the
top and put that and the books into a Ziploc storage bag,
which did pull out some of the smell, as I sniffed the baking
soda in the container and it smelled of cigarettes.  So, I
might be going back to that, or fresh ground coffee."

[Any other suggestions, readers?  -Editor]

 SMELLY BOOKS
 esylum_v06n32a22.html

 HOW NOT TO STORE BOOKS IN MIAMI
 esylum_v04n31a13.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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