Ever wondered how long it’s polite to borrow a book for? If you should write down your thoughts in the margins of a library book? Is it rude to read during a social soiree? Then this episode is for you, my friend: today we’re talking about the dos and don’ts of books!


Special thanks to Caroline Schleier Cutler for appearing on our show today!


The “When Reading…” segment of this episode was made up by text taken directly from Florence Hartley’s Book of Etiquette, originally published in 1860.

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An alternative to dog-earring pages: use an origami crane instead!








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