I love the smell of books. I like to flip the pages, close my eyes and take a big sniff. To me, there’s something rather soothing about it. I tell my husband that someone could make a ton of money off of me if they could put that scent on a scratch-n-sniff sticker…or on one of those little things you hang in your car. He just rolls his eyes and says I’m weird, but I love him anyway.
I also love the smell of a bookstore. The cool rush of air and scents that hit you right when you walk in the door. The smell of those books begging to be bought mingled with the scent of fresh coffee. Mmmmm… it’s one of my favorite smells. And I miss it
When we lived in Florida, we had a major bookstore close enough to us that I could go to the bookstore at least once a week. Upon moving to Georgia, I was devastated to discover that we had no bookstore close by. The nearest one is over 30 miles away… through lots of traffic… and I hate traffic. That leaves me little choice but to do most of my book shopping on line, with the occasional purchase at Wal-Mart.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn that we were finally–finally–getting a B&N right down the road from where we live!! You can’t know how excited I am! Or perhaps you do. After all, we all love books here.
So tell me, am I the only weird person who likes to sniff books? Or that likes to stand in the middle of a bookstore (romance section, of course) and take a big whiff? Please tell me I’m not the only one.