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Rather than tug books off the shelf by the upper lip of their binding, risking damage, try this: Push in the books on each side of the volume you want, then pull it out by grasping both sides of its spine. You'll also know where to return it. Look for the two books that are pushed out of place.

Comments (3)

Anonymous
July 17, 2009
It became a tip as ppl became dumber. lol
Anonymous
July 17, 2009
me too!
Anonymous
July 15, 2009
I like this tip. Extracting books from the shelves in this manner also helps protect the binding. It is a simple, yet valuable idea.