Leather Bound Book Care
The purchase of a decorative book collection is an excellent investment. If cared for properly, leather books can last for decades. Therefore, it is important to know how to clean and protect decorative books against wear and tear. As soon as you get your books (and depending on their condition), you might want to clean and condition the exterior. Use a vacuum to remove dirt particles and a specialty conditioner.
Once your books have been cleaned, it is important to store them in a place where they can't be harmed by environmental hazards. Too much sun, for instance, can drastically tarnish a decorative book's exterior. Therefore, make sure your bookcase isn't facing a window and/or the books aren't exposed to direct sunlight each day. Also, keep windows closed to avoid dirt build-up and humidity exposure.
The best way to care for leather bound decorative books is through routine maintenance. Dust your books and bookcase at least once a week and vacuum the area once a month. Try not to handle them too often, but make sure they are properly supported on the shelves.