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Smell of Books

Ha! So last night I had a conversation about the Kindle that went the same way most of my conversations on the subject go: We all debated the merits of an e-book reader and explained how we loved the look, feel and smell of physical books. I’ve been having a debate in my head over whether I should get a Kindle since it came out (my answer is yes, once the small one has native PDF support). While I really love having books around, I really hate illogical nostalgia.

Anyway, this is all a long-winded introduction to an internet joke that (although we hadn’t seen it) happened to be the second half of last night’s conversation: Smell of Books.

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.

It comes in New Book Smell, Classic Musty Smell, Scent of Sensibility, Eau You Have Cats and Crunchy Bacon Scent.

June 12, 2009