Almond, Vanilla or Nutmeg? Let’s Talk about Book Smells!


New books smell crisp and very different from old books.

Professor Faber, the bibliophile in Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” sniffs a book and says: “Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land?” His simple observation embodies our love affair with traditional books, which endures because of how they feel in our hands and also how they smell. (more…)

Do You Know What Makes a Book a Book?

Books-WhiteRoses-CindyFazziPhotoThe increasing popularity of e-books has some people asking what makes a book a book? Is it the physical qualities of paper, ink, and binding or the content? (more…)