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.)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.