Clean the outside of your book with a soft cloth or dry cleaning pad you can get at art supply stores. If your book is leather bound, rub a little petroleum jelly over the cover with a soft cloth and then buff ituntil it looks newer. On a glooy cover, you can use glass cleaner on a cloth. to remove stickers, you can apply a small amount of Goo Gone to the area with a Q- tip and then use a thin butter knife to peel it off. Do not use a sharp knife! And don't try this on rare or valuable books! A good way to dust the outside page edges is to use a brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner or a magnetic cloth.