I was wondering how well others here treat their ST books. I am kind of pedantic when it comes to looking after the books. I put it in a special plastic cover to protect. Kinda like a dust-jacket but from plastic. I would never read it when eating or drinking (except maybe a small piece of fruit). Never put a book open face down on a table so as not to break the spine. Most of my books I buy second hand so they are not all perfect when I get them but they are generally almost perfect. I even once tested my son to see if he could identify which books I had read and which I hadn't. He failed miserably.