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I Like the Smell of Books and Newspapers

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    Old Things

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 56-60, F May 2, 2013

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    :D

    I like the smell of old pages best... Uggghhh, what else is there to say??? +Sniiiiiiiiiifffff+
    Bandkanon Bandkanon 19-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    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

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    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Reading some books that are a bit odd for me at the moment! Reading some warhammer books, which are fab! Love the stories in them. Not interested in the little figures, but love...
    JennyMason JennyMason 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Just gonna casually leave some links for my moms book here :) --->HORROR<--- Description attached Buy it: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-62854-810...
    bm021 bm021 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Mmm yum yummy girls :p. sweetness
    Daddylicksyou Daddylicksyou 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I mean, you can get like 10 books for 30 bucks? What's not to love!
    socalwriter socalwriter 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I had been to many wrestling matches in high school, but never had I seen a barefoot wrestling match before. Everyone was barefoot! The arena smelled like smelly feet. I had come...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    The more rain the better the air smells ^^
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I enjoy smelling the aroma off girl panties :)
    K24Rivera K24Rivera 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    A smell coming from shelves away Permeating the room With a combination Of aging paper, At least four hundred And the ink that flows Into my mouth Tasting sweet Like honey and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know why but when i was a kid, i would always look for the old wore out books with yellow pages in the school library. I would smell every old book i could find. It wasn't...
    UnMuro UnMuro 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Don't you love the smell of new text when you enter a bookstore? I literally want to kiss all the books as the bliss warms my passion and imagination for books. I may not have any...
    HarmonicArtist HarmonicArtist 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    i love books. The feeling of turning a page, the smell...and there is this place that sells so many books on the side of the street and i just stand there and read the blurbs and...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I don't know what it is but I literally love walking around a bookstore and the smell of new book I know weird but oh well. I dunno I feel like books are becoming obsolete it's all...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I asked my mom maybe two years ago if we could go to the bookstore, and looked At me like i was crazy. She grabbed my hand and told me not to cry, but books are going "extinct...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 21

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    Books. Old books, new books, all books Oh and cinnamon rolls too! They smell delicious.
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I love reading books. I love the smell of a new book. I love the feeling I get after reading a really good books. I LOVE BOOKS
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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    You know how guys will see a girl at a bar and buy them a drink? Why can't there be a thing where a guy notices me eyeing a book at a bookstore and buys it for me? That would...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    It gives me a warm and happy feeling inside. Plus old books are hidden gems. Sometimes you can find great out of print books to read in old libraries. It feels like you are getting...
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    So i went shopping for clothes and halfway through I found my self gravitating towards a waterstones (book shop in the UK), well next thing I knew I was on the floor in the fantasy...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    The musty mix of smells that hit me as soon as I enter the store is always so refreshing. Fresh paper and different textured covers soothes my mind, even as I approach or sit...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I could stay in there forever, its just the smell of new books and its quiet and there's so many books and idk I just could live in one
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Well most of them are wasting of trees, like all those tabloids or fashion magazines or any of those things that makes us buy other things, they have internet for that why waste...
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I love the quiet, relaxing feel of them. I also love big libraries. It's so quiet. I sometimes am a person that lives in my own head and it feels like a place where I can get away...
    wendymrtns wendymrtns 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    It's like a toy store to me. I love the smell of books. The fact that everyone whispers. I love that they are all so fresh and that everyone in there is trying to get educated...
    classytami classytami 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's my favorite place to be, the smell of new books 😍
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Well, not absolutely... But I do love the smell and the sections and the upstairs and the reading nooks and the displays and the hidden lost books and the checkout and the way time...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I prefer used book stores the older the better. the smell of old paper. and all the types of books from all over and they have there own story to tell other than the story in them...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I love the smell of new books & looking at book covers :)
    dree2014 dree2014 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm posting this in this experience topic as well as "I Absolutely Love to Read". Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love all kinds of bookstores. I usually spent any money I had as a kid in the "B. Dalton" store at the mall. If it wasn't on books it was on bookmarks. I had quite a collection...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Hmmm I have wondered this...... I bet markie smells like a strong cup of good coffee. Star smells like sugar and spice and everything nice. Mama smells like the calming scent of...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I love book stores they smell soooo good!!!! And I could spend all my money in there.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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