After reading this article on the Huffington Post’s website, wherein HarperCollins has claimed that after 26 people read a book, the library possessing the book needs to replace it. I figure this is a testable theory and I am going to do just that. I’m going to get a paperback and a hardcover and find 26 people to lend it to. I will find some way to preserve the dust jacket of the hardcover and possibly use contact paper to preserve the paperback as a library does.
I will report back my findings once the project is complete.