Why do old books smell so good?
April 12, 2012
Do you find yourself taking a deep cleansing breath when you enter a used book store? What is that smell? Dust and something else — it’s the sweet smell of aging books. I fondly remember the smell of many of the old books in the children’s department of the library where I grew up. This meant to me that this book had been around for a while — it must be good.
If you wonder where that smell comes from, an article in Huffington Post: Why Do Old Books Smell So Good? states that scientists in England have found what causes that old book smell:
via PW Daily
posting by Lorraine