I sniff books

It's a lovely, woody, pulpy, glue-y smell.

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Comment by Faith Johnson on June 14, 2012 at 5:59pm

My piano teacher and I would spend 5 minutes of each lesson sniffing my new books. I guess I owe my obsession to her.

Comment by Cristina Herrera on June 14, 2012 at 4:46pm

When I was little, I had this collection of dinosaur books (whom I have recently found out were horribly inaccurate) that smelled like cabbage. 

Comment by Cristina Ruiz on June 12, 2012 at 3:13pm

I took a sniff at a the library Great Gatsby book... it oddly smelled like villiana outside but on the inside it smelled like recycled elephant poop paper.( it's not as bad as it sounds) I actully smelled elephant poop paper and it smells like leaves.

Comment by aj on June 8, 2012 at 9:37pm

soooo i thought i would share a vlog with you guys. it has a lot of books and some sniffing.

Comment by Alexandra Plance on June 4, 2012 at 8:02am

Has anyone ever noticed that textbooks are generally stinky, even the new ones? They just don't smell like books.

Comment by Sophie on May 7, 2012 at 1:28pm

Lately I bought a second-hand old book. That one defenitely smells the best! It's from 1975 or somewhere around it:)

Comment by Lucy on April 19, 2012 at 4:00pm

I found my great grandfathers copy of The Catcher in The Rye and it smells the best. The older the book, the better it smells.

Comment by Pancakelanding on March 7, 2012 at 5:37am

sorry this has nothing to do with the group but I just want everyone to know

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Comment by Hanine ϟ on February 7, 2012 at 4:21pm

@Zeeshan It's perfect :D I accidentally hurt my nose 3 times while sniffing it the day I got it. Haha.

Comment by Devina on February 7, 2012 at 4:05pm

I have a lot of books in my house that are 40 years old or more due to my dad. I found one that was nearly falling apart and had yellow pages and smelled it. It smelled like the usual booky smell mixed with dust and history and awesome. Sensory overload. Also I'm among those who sniffed TFiOS before reading.


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