Should I Save My Book Dust Jackets?

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Q: I've recently noticed that nearly every book I own still has the original dust jacket, but I'm not sure why I'm keeping them. I'm even annoyed sometimes when the jacket on a book (especially cookbooks) keeps falling off while I'm trying to use it. I'm curious to know: do you save the dust jackets on your hardback books? Why or why not?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.