Trick or trook, smell my book

Want to track the degrading quality of your favorite book? Science can analyze the smell coming off of a book to see what's happening in its disintegration.

While technically this is intended for old manuscripts and books, probably at libraries and museums and the like, I think this is most useful for determining which old used books I should buy, based on how long it will take for them to fall apart.

Combreviations: helping cheap people skimp on used books since 2009.


  1. But can they package that old-book smell to come wafting out of a Kindle or Nook?

  2. CKHB: Coming soon...scratch and sniff accessories for your eReader! Want to invest in my startup?