ATG Quirkies: I love the smell of lignin in the morning

Ever wonder where the uniquely comforting aroma of books, old and new comes from?  Fortunately for inquiring minds, Andy Brunning, the mastermind behind the blog Compound Interest provides all the answers in What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books?

But rather than us telling you about it, why not click on the link and discover the profusion of chemical compounds that goes into creating that distinctive aroma.

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books  for providing ATG’s daily quirkies.)

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