secondhand bookstores smell so good? Thanks to Bookshelf Porn, now you don't have to wonder anymore:
"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."
What book(s) are you currently reading? Me? I just finished When You Are Engulfed by Flames (David Sedaris) and highly recommend it!