Why Do Old Books Smell? [Video]


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Don’t you just love that old book smell that drifts into your nose when you open an old book or enter a used bookshop? But have you ever wondered where this smell comes from? In the following video, Richard from Abebooks explains how old books get that distinctive odor.

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4 Responses to Why Do Old Books Smell? [Video]

  1. I love the smell of old books. That's something that Kindle and all those ereaders will never replicate.

  2. Forget 'new car smell'. I want mine to have 'old book smell', and to have that delicious aroma in a spray bottle also.