Reading in bed, once considered a relatively safe pastime, is now
seen by some as a riskier proposition. That’s because bedbugs have
discovered a new way to hitchhike in and out of beds: library books.
It turns out that tiny bedbugs and their eggs can hide in the spines of
hardcover books. The bugs crawl out at night to feed, find a new
home in a headboard, and soon readers are enjoying not only plot
twists but post-bite welts. Ebooks are safer.