Ever wonder why books have a certain smell? Over a period of time, the chemicals within the paper used to manufacture books begin to break down. This causes the smell you notice coming from both new and old books. Usually, the thinner the paper, the less of certain types of chemicals are used.
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Did you know that book binding is a craft that is thousands of years old? It is unclear where it originated first but today it remains a complex manufacturing art. Dozens of different bind styles exist and the type of style you choose for your title depends on who you are marketing it to as well as what it will be used for.
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