Would you rather read an old vintage book with that “old book” smell or a brand new book that has never been opened?

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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I think I've mentioned this before, I like the smell of a musty book and prefer that over a new book or reading electronically.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

I read a lot of new books, but I really love finding an old gem of a book at a thrift store or yard sale.  I love the look, smell, and mystery of an old book .... I always wonder where it's traveled.

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I don't care for the smell of a musty old book although the vintage is intriguing.

I love the smell of a virgin new book. I also love the smell of a morning newpaper. The smell for some reason is more intense in winter. Lol...I've been teased about sniffing my newpaper on the long walk up my driveway.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I don't like the musty books, but the dusty ones are fine. I like to read mysteries and holding the page in anticipation of what is going to happen next. Older books sometimes make me leery of holding them as I don't want to damage them.

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

I have only bought new books or had them given to me. But after reading some of these questions I think I am gonna have to try a vintage one.

Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

I have had some great experiences with old books. Usually I would buy an old book if it was one of the classics or one I read a long time ago but never had a copy. I have found old love letters; grocery lists; old photos; and on occassion a five or ten dollar bill in old books.

Nealious James Profile
Nealious James answered

Hi Roy! Old books are cool; they can potentially hold a ton of pretty useful information. However, they can also be host to all sorts of bacteria and I definitely wouldn’t like to catch any of these! I would rather get a brand-new book, it will certainly be clean and safe!

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