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Why Old Books Smell

April 18, 2012 · No Comments

…the actual chemistry behind the intoxicating aroma of old books is explicated in an Atlantic Magazine video. In this space we’ve chronicled writers like John Updike, and Sven Birkerts, and William Hazlitt, and Anne Fadiman on the physicality of books and what that means to the reading experience…graceful and persuasive writers all now seasoned and served with a little science…

Categories: Books · Essay on Bibliography