What’s That Smell

For dyed-in-the-wool bibliophiles there’s nothing quite as pleasing as the unique aroma of old books. When we enter an antiquarian bookshop or historic library, we invariably assume the soporific mien of a somnambulist. Now, our friends at Abebooks.com in conjunction with University College London have produced an informative film exploring the intoxicating effect of old book vapors. [Full disclosure: My book business has had a commercial relationship with Abebooks for many years]

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3 Responses to What’s That Smell

  1. Very interesting. I’m among those who like the smell of old books!

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