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  • A strong attraction to the odor of books. There is clear evidence that this is a chronic condition among Wordies.

    March 3, 2009

  • Imagine the smell, when I found a fishbone of a smoked herring between the pages of a book. And it happened in the National Library! Academic people! Many librarians have been traumatized while sniffing books. Check the Facebook group called: Don't Mess With Me, I Worked in a Public Library, for example.

    March 3, 2009

  • Do you remember what the title of the fishy book was, Lea?

    March 4, 2009

  • Unfortunately I have forgotten that. It might have been written in Latin. It was old and not available to customers.

    March 4, 2009

  • That should've narrowed down the list of potential culprits. I suspect an angry Swede with a bone to pick and a love of symbolism.

    March 4, 2009

  • Yes, the culprit was obviously a cantankerous Nordic scholar. But does this help? I think everyone knows one of those.

    March 4, 2009

  • Alas! Cantankerous Nordic scholars are the worst.

    March 4, 2009

  • "The odor of bowel wind is known to every human, but the fragrance of book glue has crossed only a fraction of mortal nostrils. And yet it behooves us not to judge the unlettered too harshly. We must stay the impulse to write CHUCKLEHEAD above their doors and carve DOLT upon their tombstones."

    — James Morrow

    March 5, 2009

  • How about scratch WUNKYDUD on the side panel of their vee-hickle?

    March 5, 2009

  • Attention all hi-tech-loving bibliopresiophiliacs! There's a new product on the market just for you!

    "Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there’s something missing from your reading experience?

    Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?

    If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the e-book bandwagon, you’re not alone. Book lovers everywhere have resisted digital books because they still don’t compare to the experience of reading a good old fashioned paper book.

    But all of that is changing thanks to Smell of Books™, a revolutionary new aerosol e-book enhancer.

    Now you can finally enjoy reading e-books without giving up the smell you love so much. With Smell of Books™ you can have the best of both worlds, the convenience of an e-book and the smell of your favorite paper book."

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    April 2, 2009