When answering this question, the primary thing to keep in mind is how to best protect the spine of the book. Since the spine holds the book together, it is arguably the most important feature of the books' structure. Alas, it is also one of the most delicate features as well, and great care must be taken to avoid damaging it.
The end of winter is the time when many gardeners turn to their books. We may have been perusing seed catalogs for the last few months, and even ordered a few new varieties of tomatoes or beans to try.