smelling the books

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2011/03/07/smelling-the-books
http://www.eyeheartbrains.org/index.php?/project/smelling-the-books/

If I were to fill a ledger with scents from public library books, it would be pretty much be “cheap book smell” or one of three gross smells: curry (which I do like the smell of when it’s not old curry in mass quantities), cigarettes, and perfume. Occasionally, there is that lovely “perfect” book smell, but I can’t say it’s a project I would want to undertake (except at, say, a university library). There is already too much involuntary smelling going on whenever I empty the book drop…

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