I love the smell of books…usually. But today was an exception. My very first book purchase from EBay arrived and I was ecstatic. I quickly ripped open the box, only to be greeted by a very heavy smell (actually, more of a reek) of stale cigarette smoke. To my horror, the smell had permeated all four of the rare and out-of-print books.
What is a girl to do? Well, beg Martha Stewart for help, of course. I found found out that if you cover the bottom of a box with baking soda, place books in the box on a cooking rack, drape with aluminum foil, and seal the box for 3 days, your books will be smoke free.