What’s in a book? Take a whiff

Patrick T. Reardon asks What’s in a book?: ”
I suspect many readers enjoy the olfactory experience of reading.

Just as each book has a certain heft, a certain way it feels in your hands, each book has its own aroma — a kind of incense in the midst of which the thoughts, insights and scenes, depicted by the words, exist.

Given all the talk about the future of book publishing, that brings to mind a question: Do e-books have a smell?”