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January 2, 2014 / ljbradburn-Smith

New or old?

I can never decide if I prefer the smell of old or new books the best. New books smell shiny and remind me of the excitement of book shopping and finding a place on the bookcase for my new book-friend to live, whereas old books smell warm, a bit dusty and well loved. I don’t want to go into the specifics of what may be making old books smell like that or else I might just have to give up my book smelling habit and everyone needs a vice 😉



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  1. LClark / Jan 2 2014 1:52 pm

    New or old, one of the best smells in the world!

    • ljbradburn / Jan 19 2014 9:22 pm

      Agreed! Do you know you can buy scented candles in book smell? Amazing! 🙂

      • LClark / Jan 19 2014 10:01 pm

        I did not know that. I’ll have to keep an eye out when shopping!

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