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Topic: Removing Odors from Books

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Subject: Removing Odors from Books
Date Posted: 6/18/2017 12:03 PM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2009
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I know that we have discussed this before but I have a unique odor problem.  A nice French Cookbook was stored in our garage and picked up lubricant odors.  Have tried airing it out several times but it is resistant to that form odor elimination.  Can anyone help me?

Date Posted: 6/18/2017 5:38 PM ET
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I've heard putting a book in a plastic bag with a couple of fabric softener sheets works.  I've never tried it though...

Date Posted: 6/19/2017 10:36 AM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2005
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Cheryl, 

That trick (dryer sheets) worked for a book we received one time that was severly inundated with cigarette smoke.