On the Shelf
The Smell of Books; the Power of ‘Wuthering Heights’
April 12, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The Department of Justice is suing several large publishers, plus Apple, for alleged price collusion on e-books.
How not to squander a book advance: a primer from Emily Gould. (Hint: leather vests don’t count as investments, whatever the lady at the shop may say.)
Meanwhile at the Awl: how not to ruin a book tour. Servicey!
Wuthering Heights … home of wind turbines? Concerns over wind farms in Brontë country.
While rhapsodizing about the “smell of books” is something of a personal peeve, this video, in which University College London chemists analyze the distinctive perfume, is interesting. Apparently, the bouquet is “a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.”
Welcome to the Storyverse.
Günter Grass speaks out on his ban from Israel.