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The Smell of Books

18 Feb 2021

Video of Dr Joe Schwarcz on the smell of old and new books Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the smell of old and new books.

E-Readers are More like Paper than You Think

13 Feb 2018

Our days are dominated by screens: the morning news, ads on the metro, work documents at the office, the dozens of texts we send a day, and to top it off, a good TV show in the evening. But for a...

Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?

13 May 2017

E-readers might be convenient, but they’ll never have that comforting old book smell. It turns out that the smell of old books is due to the organic materials in books (like cellulose from wood...

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