I just got a copy The Receptionist: an Education at the New Yorker by Janet Groth; I bought it online after Lyn mentioned that it might appeal to me, knowing my love of William Maxwell, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and behind-the-scenes of literary life. And, indeed, it could well be great – but when it arrived, it stank of cigarette smoke.
Sorry to any of you who smoke, but I do hate the smell (and am so thrilled about the smoking ban!) – so, does anybody have any tips for getting the smell of cigarette smoke out of books??
(And, on a side note, I feel like people should note this sort of thing when they sell books online…)