One of the most important factors that determines the performance of a bookstore is cleanliness. A clean bookstore will attract book lovers to come and buy books. The cleanliness is not only limited to the floor or windows and yard of a bookstore but also the books themselves.
During dry season, dust flies and lands on the surface of books. This cannot easily be seen with eyes. But this can be felt with our fingers. If we touch the surface of a book, we will be able to feel the dust on it. It makes our customers feel uncomfortable. Therefore, to clean the books we must regularly wipe or "sweep" the surfaces of the books using soft cloth or duster.
The cleanliness of the bookshelves, especially those that are made of soft wood, is very important in preventing termites from eating or attacking them. Bookshelves support a large number of books. They will buckle if the design is not strong enough to support the loads the books give to the shelves. If the strength of the wood has been deteriorated by termites, then you will have to replace the whole bookshelves. It means that regularly cleaning the bookshelves will prevent you from unnecessary investment in totally replacing porous termites attacked bookshelves with the new ones. by Charles Roring in Manokwari of West Papua. Also read: What book categories in my bookstore that I sell the most? and Determining the profit margin of a bookstore; Bookshelf design for bookstore