How to get musty smell from old books?

I have some old books that have been stored for about 10 years. Now I want to put them in my house, but they smell very musty. How can remove the odor?

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    1. I’ve got a solution for you that I read about. Use unscented activated charcoal. I’ve been a big fan of products from Innofresh company that sells special activated charcoal and read that you can put the books in a tupperware container or something with some of these odor absorbers and they absorb the musty smell. I do know that I use a product called FridgeIT which they make and very happy with how well they work in my closets and cabinets for getting musty smell out. You can just buy them right on line at That’s what I do.

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