2.21.2011

Old Books Smell Good {Bookish}

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Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.


Good to know, good to know

1 comment:

Simple Diva said...

LOVE the random knowledge and LOVE breathing in deep as I walk into old book stores.