Sticky Books!

I have had the dubious honor of processing torn books, scratched DVDs, and marked up materials, but nothing quite compares to the unnerving sensation of handling an inexplicably sticky book. You can only guess what gives these books their adhesive qualities, but then again some mysteries are better left unsolved (my apologies to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie). I once came across two books cemented together entirely by stickers, and while this was quite impressive, the library has yet to offer a 2 for 1 deal. So please be careful with your caramels and taffies, because the books we can’t rid of their viscous properties must be discarded, and no one wants that!