Old Books

I used to shelve books in a ilbrary when I was in high school. We had some books from the 1880s that were still on the shelves and I'll admit I sniffed them a few times. Old books and brand new books smell the best.
the4thfury the4thfury
22-25, F
3 Responses Jul 19, 2007

mmm,agreed.I volunteer at our local library and get to experience the full range of literary smells regularly.It irks me what junk people will try to pass off as usable,but then there are the gems which speak to the majesty of the form...and old books were made to endure,unlike most of what gets printed theese days...

I love the smell of old books.

That's so crazy. Me too. I thought I was the only one! :0)