So I finally made it Bart’s Books in Ojai! It was as amazing as expected, and it smelled heavenly. I was there for over two hours just browsing, taking in the sights, and enjoying every deep breath I took.
I ended up buying a few Dickens books, printed in 1867. Aside from being exceptionally antiquated and gorgeous, their smell is simply intoxicating.
(Feigen, this is the surprise I mentioned, I thought of you while I was there. :) I may be going back there again this week, so if you drop some not so subtle hints about what sort of books/authors you enjoy, I will see what I can find.)