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    How often do you brush the dust of your bookshelves?
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    My wife has been nagging me about dusting my shelves since a few months now.
    I soooo cannot be bothered with it
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    Love doing it. I take my time and as I go a long I pick books, have a seat and flip through the book, enjoy it, dust it, put it back.

    May take several days.

    Quick tip. If you have a book with no slip case lightly brush the text block in one direction AWAY from the binding so you do not push dust into it.

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    I give the shelves a quick dust or wipe once every couple of months, I would guess. If I take a book out, or put one back in, and noticed the shelf looks dusty, I’ll give it a quick wipe over.
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    If it's a shelf and not an enclosed case, I'll take the books off the shelf, wipe the shelf, and just lightly blow the dust off the books' top into a trashcan. I don't use a brush or anything for fear of getting dust particles inside the pages. I do this maybe once or twice a year.


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    I dust the shelves themselves once a month (used to be every 2 weeks, but I'm too old and lazy to do that now), and every time I have a major book movement (not a bowel) I take the books in hand to an open window and blow the dust off the tops. I used to put plastic sheeting on top of my paperback books (I had a huge roll from peanut packaging I used), but I do not do that anymore, too much trouble.

    As Ricky above said, this happens once or twice a year, sometimes longer.
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    All my books are in slipcases and behind glass, so never.

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    Even objects behind glass gather dust, unless they are hermetically sealed, I guess.
    I find I have to dust my glass shelves in my curio cabinets about once a year, when I trace my finger along them and can see the path it makes. A tedious project, unless I am in a good mood.
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