Smell of Books

Last month, Library staff attended their annual summer training event which was on the theme of e-learning. We had a very interesting time exploring and learning about a variety of e-learning sites. Well here’s a great idea for those of you who avoid e-books because they just don’t smell right.

[Thanks to L for this suggestion]

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One comment on “Smell of Books
  1. DTS says:

    Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower or a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell … musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is … it has no texture, no context. It’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then the getting of knowledge should be tangible. It should be, um… smelly.

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