In the not too distant future the majority of readers might read their books electronically, on Kindles, iPads, and the like. In the meantime, though, the paper kind populates bookstores and libraries. And the older a book is, the smellier it is. The World’s Alex Gallafent explores those odors for us.
— A quick radio piece at PRI about Matija Strlic, who as you might remember is developing a way to measure the decomposition of books via their smell. Listen (or read the transcript) at The sweet smell of literature. Many thanks to Andrea for the link!