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11 Photos That Will Infuriate Book Lovers, Then 11 More To Make It All Better

This is a rollercoaster of emotion.

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1. When a brand new book arrives looking like this, it feels like a literal punch in the chest.

Instagram: @mahopaclibrary

2. So take a deep breath, and imagine organising those brand new books in a perfect rainbow, like this.

Instagram: @sweetbookobsession
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3. There's nothing worse than getting halfway through a super-long book, and accidentally cracking its spine.

Instagram: @diaryofawimpybookworm

4. So feel calm in the knowledge that these beautiful spines could never be cracked.

Instagram: @pagesandcup

5. This book that's been attacked by a dog will probably make you swear off pets for life.

Instagram: @princetonpl

6. But it's OK – who needs pets when you can surround yourself with beautiful, meticulously organised bookshelves?

Instagram: @treatyoshelf

7. We've all done it: You curl up with a good book, a blanket, and a cup of tea, which you then promptly spill all over the pages.

Instagram: @glittersessa
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8. So here are some beautifully clean pages to soothe your soul.

Instagram: @boookswithgrace

9. This library had to start a book hospital to deal with all the damaged books that get returned, and I'm upset just thinking about it.

Instagram: @twolibrarians

10. So instead I'm going to think about these beautifully packed library shelves just waiting to be explored.

Instagram: @abundleof_books

11. We all have those books whose pages get all messed up when they're being made. It's truly upsetting.

Instagram: @ireadeverywhere

12. So please enjoy this photo of the most perfect pages I've ever seen.

Instagram: @the_bandar_blog
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13. This ripped, torn, and battered book has me feeling how it looks.

Instagram: @meralvandevelde

14. So I'm going to calm myself down by appreciating the way the sunlight is perfectly hitting these shelves.

Instagram: @tanenbaumbooks

15. Everyone loves an old book. But sometimes we can love them a little bit ~too~ much.

Instagram: @whenlifegivesyoulemons_111

16. So here are some satisfyingly perfect brand new books to enjoy instead. And never open. Ever.

Instagram: @whatkatiereadnext

17. Some people may love to annotate their books, but let's be honest, writing in a book is SACRILEGE.

Instagram: @lilitslittlelibrary
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18. [Breathes a sigh of relief upon seeing these beautiful, blank pages.]

Instagram: @areadingredhead

19. If you're a Harry Potter fan, the sight of this well-loved copy will be more than distressing to you.

Instagram: @wishinglibrary

20. So just look at this beautifully blue collection of Potter books instead. So calming. So Ravenclaw.

Instagram: @isuspectnargles

21. These books were so well-loved they had to have surgery to remove their jackets, and just thinking about the pages falling apart is making me itch.

Instagram: @robrou19

22. So instead I'm going to think about these gorgeous covers just waiting to be collected.

Instagram: @juniperbooks

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