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How Old Books Get That Distinctive Smell

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This succinct yet informative video reveals how old books get that distinctive smell we bibliophiles know and love, and illustrates the tell tale signs of book deterioration.

Watching it immediately brought the smell to mind, and I had to take one of my oldest editions off the shelf for a quick sniff. Yay for reading stuff!

–via Gizmodo

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April 13th, 2012

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