I am a book collector, plus I want to talk a little bit about the importance of air quality to your books. I guess this blog post isn’t for almost everyone – however it’s for someone! You guess who you are. The people who like books, not just studying them, however owning them, people like us like nothing more than a room filled floor to ceiling with old books. The odor of them, to me, is intoxicating! The thing is, that without regular care plus upkeep that intoxicating odor turns into a nauseating one! Old books cannot get damp at all, or they mildew, mold, plus rot, which brings myself and others to the subject of indoor air pollen levels in your home; Your books will need a unusual kind of climate control than you need for your own personal comfort. The reason so many book collectors keep a separate room for their books is so they can adjust the climate control for that room separate from the rest of the house. What is comfortable for you plus I may cause long term damage to your books, so keep them in their own room, plus put a dehumidifier in there. Better yet, put more than one dehumidifiers in the book room, if not a portable A/C component with a dehumidifier built into it. Moisture is the enemy, so keep a dehumidifier running 24/7 in your book room. Of course you also want to keep the temperature levels secure, however the truth is that with low enough humidity the temps don’t make that immense a difference to the books.