If you are serious about books, then you need to think about more than how they look on a shelf.
- I know that not everyone cares about books and comics the way I do, but I love them.
I have been collecting them for years, and even converted my garage into a secure reading room where they could get the consistent air quality they needed. If you want to buy a book, read it, and pass it on, then god bless you for that. For me I read a book, and then put it carefully on a shelf in the reading room to preserve it. The highest quality of HVAC equipment has been set up specifically for that room, just to keep the temp and humidity levels even so the books always stay in the best possible condition. Just because you are serious about books doesn’t mean that you are rich, but that’s okay because you don’t need a dedicated HVAC system just for one room. If you can afford a few thousand bucks, then go for it, but you can accomplish the same goals with a high quality air purifier and dehumidifier. Books are much more forgiving when it comes to temperature as opposed to humidity. Humidity is the enemy of books, so at the very least get a dehumidifier for the room, and if you have enough books, then get two dehumidifiers. I would also get yourself a smart thermostat that can monitor the humidity levels of the room, and it will save you a whole lot of worry.