Science! Breaking Down That Old Book Smell.

Science!  Breaking Down That Old Book Smell: “Owlstone is currently working with the British Library to identify and quantify the range of volatile organic compounds emitted by paper as it ages, and relate that data to the composition of the paper, and how it degrades. The Library is also investigating ‘how much of a threat acidic books are to their non-acidic neighbors.”

I happen to like old book smell.  I never considered it meant books were slowly disintegrating…

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