It has been amusing to hear over the last months how many people are wed to the way that books smell. The smell of books is cited as a primary objection to the Kindle, which, as far as I can tell, has no discernible smell. That sensory exploration of books by the nose seems almost as important to some folks as the part of the book that they investigate with their eyes.
Oh, well. We just moved houses and I can tell you something about the books that sat in boxes in the basement for the last few years. I like the smell of the books on my Kindle a lot more!