Last night I started re-reading Stephen King's Night Shift after reading an old book of his on horror. The edition in question is a Doubleday hardcover, Book Club Edition, and was published in 1978 - from what I saw in Google. I'm pretty sure I've had that book since then, and in that time it's accompanied me through quite a few moves - one from the US to the UK. It's not the oldest one that I have - there's also a first edition of the SW novel in paperback that came out in Dec 1976. That one's in a comic bag to preserve it, though! There's a definite aroma to old books - part mildew, in this case, and aging paper, and dust. I couldn't stop inhaling it last night as I was reading. It reminded me of old library books and wandering around the stacks. Anyone else crack open any old books lately?