Important OT question!

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Important OT question!
Tue, 11-05-2013 - 9:18pm

Why does most any store that sells used books, used CD's, old comic books and "vintage" clothes smell like incense?  Are the hipsters smoking something in the back?  Does the old stuff smell musty?   

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Registered: 12-03-2006
Tue, 11-05-2013 - 10:06pm

really, you must be talking about new-age vintage kinda store where they burn incense.

Regulary thrift shops just smell musky.


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Registered: 05-20-2009
Wed, 11-06-2013 - 12:41am

Because most old books have been stored in boxes that are kept in musty (damp) closets, or basements or storage lockers.  Paper absorbs the dampness.