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How Old Books Get That Distinctive Smell

2 years agoOdd : Neatorama

(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 [...]
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360°Books Open to Reveal 360 Degrees of Cut Paper Illustrations

Odd : Laughing Squid (7 months ago)

Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono has created a series of books that recount famous tales like Snow White and The Jungle Book in cut paper illustrations. When fully opened, each “360°Book” forms a circular fan of pages in wh... Read Post

Tales from the Tween Hobo

Odd : Boing Boing (1 hour ago)

The boxcar-living, Justin Bieber-loving, darkly funny, 12-year-old drifter @tweenhobo wrote a delightful book, Tween Hobo: Off The Rails, in (ahem) "collaboration" with playwright Alena Smith and featuring wonderful illustrations by... Read Post

Why Do Old Books Smell?

Odd : The Presurfer (2 years ago)

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 Read Post


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