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How Old Books Get That Distinctive Smell

3 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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What is "used book smell?"

Odd : Boing Boing (3 years ago)

In this short video, Richard from ABEbooks describes the distinctive smell of old books ("a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla, with an underlying mustiness") caused by hundreds of volatile compou... Read Post

Handmade Gift Ideas: Mini Book Jewelry

Hobbies / Crafts : Craftster (4 days ago)

Calling all bibliophiles! It’s time to share your favorite books with the ones you love. Why not give them an extra treat by crafting Mini Book Jewelry of their favorite book. You can give them the real book and a charm to go with i... Read Post

Why Do Old Books Smell?

Odd : The Presurfer (3 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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