Why Do Old Books Smell? [Video]

By Akemi Iwaya on April 17th, 2012

Have you ever noticed how old books have that certain unique smell to them? This great video from AbeBooks explains why old books smell the way they do and which time periods produced books that are more likely to do so.

Why Do Old Books Smell? [via BoingBoing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/17/12
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