9. If you live in earthquake country, find out what you can do to make your bookshelves more secure. Some people put strips of wood in front of their bookshelves as railings to keep books from sliding off during a tremor. Experienced home librarians in earthquake-sensitive zones never store books higher than chest-tall.
[Aus Patricia Jean Wagners „Booklover’s Guide. A Collection of Tips, Techniques, Anecdotes, Controversies & Suggestions for the Home Library.“ Chapter VII: Display and Storage]