Oh, the horror!
Gaze–if you dare–on these images of spineless and dismembered books uncovered in our vault.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Broken spines, missing spines, and detached boards
This one has been stabbed…
This one makes me cry: laminated title page:
Please don’t do this to your books! The adhesive is acidic (see the browning effect?), and it is basically impossible to remove the lamination without destroying the book.
Remember, be kind to books, and they may last for hundreds of years!