Why Do Old Books Smell?

If you’re a book lover, you know the smell. That musty aroma that greets you when you enter a used book store or the book section of your local thrift store. But why do old books smell? In this short video, Richard from AbeBooks answers that question.

As Richard says, some people hate the smell of old books, others love it. I tend to like it because I associate it with something pleasant – books.

What about you?

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