Books Smell Fine on the Kindle

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!

  2 comments for “Books Smell Fine on the Kindle

  1. May 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    We did a little comic about it on our blog.

    All the best!

  2. david
    April 10, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Forget how they smell! Having just moved yourself, I’m sure you can appreciate the joy of transporting 10 library size bookshelves of books to a new home. That I am carrying 200+ books in my Kindle without breaking a sweat is true joy.

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