I like to lend friends books so I can share with them the joy I’ve got from reading books that simply delight.
Whether they can take care of it, is always a valid concern. Which is why I’ve taken to wrapping all my book softcovers in plastic if I will be carrying it around or lending it to a friend so I won’t have to fear that it becomes a sorry, dilapidated mess.
So three simple rules for me:
1. Wrap your book covers in plastic first.
2. Only lend a book to a friend you can trust to take care of it. Preferably, a book lover.
3. Be generous!
via Boston Book Bums