I have lots of books and would like to keep them dusted.
Any easy way to do this? I would even buy a hand-held vac if I knew it would be strong enough to get the dust off.
The best way to do it is to take down each shelf's books, dust the shelf, then dust the books individually with a fluffy duster and put them back.
In between these thorough cleanings, I just knock the dust off the front of the shelves.
I've got one of the older Dysons, and vacuum both the library wall and the DVD shelves on a regular basis, with the soft brush attachment stuck on to the hose, no wand- saves me HOURS, which means I can take my time with the OLD books, which I usually do by hand, with one of those microfiber cloths...
'dusting' even with a wool duster, just makes me sneeze - vacuuming actually removes the dust
I do the same thing as chinacat - I use the round brush attachment of my vacuum cleaner for dusting all kinds of things.