Thursday, May 7, 2015

Why Old and New Books Smell Good

I think it's safe to say anyone who's a book lover loves the smell of books. Just walking into a bookstore or library and breathing in that distinctive odor is enough to make me feel comforted. With the new world of digital books, the smell of paper books is even more precious. But did you ever wonder why books smell the way they do? Neither did I until I found this fascinating infographic on the chemical composition of books. Compound Interest breaks down the lovely odor with this detailed guide. Mmm, vanilla...

[Via Fastcoexist via Compound Interest]

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