Silence in the Library

Vanilla? Yeah, well, to me the smell sort of reminds me of old, dry spices. Like a spice cabinet. I seem to remember a line in Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes where he describes the smell as reminiscent of an Egyptian mummy. Am I imagining things or is that line truly in the book?

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So you know, why old books smell. Also see this new research on why old paper turns yellow.

Then again, old-book smell is part of the joy of books.

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BookSniffer!

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BookSniffer!

Reblog if you’ve ever smelled a book. My mom thinks I’m crazy.

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ilikelookingatnakedmen:

Huh? I thought everyone did that?

I love doing this. Especially older books.

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Oh, older books with the pages all yellowed… they smell spicy, like cinnamon or clove. 

Also, there’s THIS.

A computer does not smell … if a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better… And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.
― Ray Bradbury