The Smell of Old Books

Ever wondered why old books smell so good?

 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I did not know that!

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  2. I love bookstores, especially used or antique bookstores!!! I love the lignin smell. God knew what he was doing when He created trees.

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  3. Posted by Becky Doughty on August 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Now I know about the smell.

    Since we’re on the subject, can you explain the voices, too? Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart so resonated with me. Sometimes when I open a book, especially an old one, I swear I can hear the whispers of a thousand voices just a breath away from reality.

    Love stuff like this.

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  4. I can’t explain the voices, but I can relate!

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