I Like the Smell of Books and Newspapers

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    Book Stores and the Library

    I've loved the library all my life.You feel good just being in that warm,cozy,intelligent place.Book stores are great.Now throw in the aroma of coffee brewing and pastry to try..absolute Heaven. 
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2008

    Remember When?

    Newspapers have a unique smell.  I cannot quite explain the scent, but it calms me.  The first thing I do when I pick up a newspaper is take in the fragrance.  I do not care who watches, it is part of who I am.  If you think it is weird, go ahead, because I...
    BBUDS BBUDS
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2010

    There Are Times..

    That the smell of newspaper can be a bit overwhelming, but I always love the smell of books. I love how libraries smell. Especially really old books. Just something about that scent.
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2007

    Bookstore

    That lovely smell always reminds me of when I worked at a book store with all of my closest friends. We were more like a big family- we would bring potluck dinners to work every Wednsday (our least busy day), and we really loved one another and took care of eachother. The store...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    Oct 18, 2010

    I Think

    old books tend to smell like vanilla. Am I crazy? Sometimes I just take a book and sniff it for several minutes before I start reading. Somehow, the smell soothes me.
    Saigo Saigo
    18-21, M
    Jun 17, 2008

    Old Things

    I like especially the smell of old books
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds
    18-21, M
    Nov 3, 2012

    I Love The Smell Of Newspapers

    its true I have worked at a newspaper for 23 years and I can sit and open a book and sigh it smells so good. I can sit with a newspaper at my nose for minutes and it does calm me. I wish I knew why.
    wtta33 wtta33
    41-45
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

    New Stuff

    I love new stuff especially. Some books/ink smell bad, really bad, but most of them smell very new, I love new paper! Those books that are glossy are better than the regular paper ones or the library, b/c library has old books and I don't particularly like old books. Just like my...
    misasja misasja
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

    It's Great!

    I love newspaper, new books and libraries. Whenever I smell it it's almost calming. Sometimes when I am reading I stop & smell the book. Odd, huh? lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 11, 2007

    I Read All

    ...that I can get my little hands on. It doesn't mean I necessarily FINISH a book. The story has to keep my attention and interest. If it starts to get graphic or boring...HEL-lo and good bye. I often have a paper or book on the table when I am having a meal, and I don't want to...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    May 2, 2013

    :D

    I like the smell of old pages best... Uggghhh, what else is there to say??? +Sniiiiiiiiiifffff+
    Bandkanon Bandkanon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    Mmm....

    i love the smell of new newspapers and magazines. i even sometimes lick newspapers,because it tastes so good... i know, it's wierd, but it  is strangely pleasing...
    stmingiux stmingiux
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

    Old Books

    I am in a library now so i have smelt like twenty books. I like how the really old ones smell, kind of like vanilla.I think that the best is when you have drawing paper the really nice kind the musky scent that faintly reminds you of tea is amazing. But it is hard to explain...
    cherryblossomshinigami4 cherryblossomshinigami4
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2008
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