Re: Why Do Old Books Smell? Welcome to Connecting to Collections Care › Forums › Group Forums › C2C Community Archives – 2012 through 2014 › Why Do Old Books Smell? › Re: Why Do Old Books Smell? April 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm #133562 AnonymousInactive That would be a great topic! In the mean time, does anyone have a method of removing diesel order from a book?