Huffpost Books

The Smell Of Books: Judging An Old Book By Its Odor

Posted: Updated:

Take an antique leather-bound book, open it up, and inhale deeply. There's just something about that old-book smell. And thanks to a new analytical chemistry technique, the volatile organic compounds that compose the aroma could help preservationists keep their collections safe from old-age damage.

Read the whole story at Wired

Around the Web

Smell of Books

New Book Smell: The Smell of Books, In a Spray-Can | Gadget Lab ...

Making scents out of novels | Books | guardian.co.uk

AbeBooks: Do Your Books Smell Their Best?

We love the smell of books in the morning | Crave - CNET