Fabulous article on how to Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses.
“These curses were the only things that protected the books,” says Marc Drogin, author of Anathema! Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses. “Luckily, it was in a time where people believed in them. If you ripped out a page, you were going to die in agony. You didn’t want to take the chance.”
Hocus, pocus, books and locusts.