Post Profile

How Old Books Get That Distinctive Smell

(YouTube Link) This succinct yet informative video reveals how old books get that distinctive smell we bibliophiles know and love, and illustrates the tell tale signs of book deterioration. Watching it immediately brought the smell to mind, and I had to take one of my oldest editions off the shelf for a quick sniff. Yay [...]
read more


Related Posts

Saturday links: the new jeans

Business & Finance / Investing : Abnormal Returns

Book excerpt: An excerpt from the new book from Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, When to Rob a Bank…And 131 More Warped...

Daredevil Legends Revealed!

Entertainment / Comic Books : Comics Should Be Good!

In honor of his new hit TV series, we’ve decided to feature a collection of our past Comic Book Legends Revealed installments that involve Daredevil. Enjoy! Did Daredevil nearly have his own animated series in the 1980s, complete wi...

Why Do Old Books Smell?

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

When you ask your literary friends why they like physical books more than e-books — if they don’t immediately roll their eyes at the question, that is — they might tell you it’s because they love the smell of books. Well, we agree t...

Why Do Old Books Smell?

Humor : The Presurfer

Walk into a used bookshop and you will encounter the unique aroma of aging books. The smell is loved by some, disliked by others, but where does it come from? YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer

Catholic Priest Watches New Star Wars Trailer

Humor / odd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Father Roderick Vonhögen is a huge Star Wars fan. He wrote a book called Geekpriest, and has a podcast. Here, he records his reaction while watching the new teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It’s tw...


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC