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The Smell of Books

April 1, 2009 · No Comments

…while Odyssey Online refrains from promoting products, a new aersol has come out that allows you to spray the small of old books on something. Something like a Kindle. So, for a few bucks, you can make your Kindle smell like a book. The sensory nature of reading has been beautifully documented by writers like E.B. White, Updike, Birkerts, Neal Postman, Eudora Welty…to name a few. It does rather raise the question about if one wanted to read something that smelled like a book…why not just simply read a book?

…more along this line tomorrow…

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