Oh faithful print subscribers: We’ve had a few observations/complaints about the smell of the March/April issue of The Horn Book Magazine. While it is a special issue (“Books Remixed: Reading in the Digital Age”) we did not intentionally supply it with any kind of odoriferous effects; nevertheless, when I put my nose to it I do feel slightly transported to a forest of tiny pine trees. Not at all unpleasant to me but perhaps it’s like cilantro: some people taste heaven, others taste soap. If you have a copy, take a whiff and let me know what you think. If you don’t, why not pick up a copy and smell for yourself?
Do we pass the smell test?
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.