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That old book smell :)

Never be embarrassed for picking up a long lost book and breathing in the pages!
For the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there:

Giles: “Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a – it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It’s-it’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible, it should be, um, smelly.”


About Pages, Paints & Pawprints

Just a gal, her cat, and a ton of books.

4 responses »

  1. Love that first quote about old book smell. It's true – that musty, lovely scent is wonderful!

  2. It makes me feel better knowing that other people love the smell of an old book :). Everyonce in awhile I go pick up one of my old fairy tales just so I can breathe it in while I read .. except not in a creepy looking way haha. happy reading!

  3. Love this post! Thanks for visiting my blog – I'm now a new follower to yours. Might just steal this quote sometime. 🙂

  4. ooh! I like this a lot! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I really do love that old book smell. I've heard that there is a perfume but have yet to actually smell it…should be interesting.Following back!


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