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Old Books

8 oz Candle

Regular price $18.00

We love the smell of old books! But not the rotten, mildewy kind – the sweet, papery sort. This soft, comforting scent makes you want to curl up in your favorite reading chair and leaf through stacks of worn, well-loved stories. Vanilla overtones transform into a lovely, complex aroma when melted.


Aged Paper, Dusty Shelves

Scent Strength


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  • 8 fluid oz (14.8 oz net weight)
  • 3" wide x 4" tall
Helpful Tips
  • Trim wick to 1/4" before each use.
  • Burn no longer than 2-3 hours at a time.
  • After use, cover with lid to reduce soot.
Candle Safety
  • Burn within sight on heat-resistant surface.
  • Keep away from kids, pets and all flammable objects.
  • Don't burn all the way down - discontinue use when 1/2" wax remains.
  • See our full list of safety tips!
Quality Materials

Soy wax, lead-free cotton wick, fragrance oil, dye chips, glass jar, aluminum lid.

Responsibly Made

Each candle is poured by hand at our Minneapolis shop. Soy wax is renewable, biodegradable, and vegan! Containers are recyclable and reusable.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 166 reviews
Candle is pretty, but I can't smell it.

The candle itself is beautiful, but when I'm burning it I can't smell it at all. Plus the wick burns weirdly, and the wax is always uneven. But when I'm simply picking it up for a quick smell, its a nice sent. I just wish it had the same effect when burning.

My new favorite scent

After trying the 2 oz size, I had to get the largest one to get as much of the scent out as possible since it is a milder scent, and I can confidently say it’s ascended to my new favorite candle scent of all time which isn’t an exaggeration. I’m addicted to the aged but fresh but also paper and subtle lemony scent haha. It’s the hardest thing to describe except it really does smell like good smelling paper leaflets bound in an old book. I think of Gandalf pouring over old books in the library in the beginning of Fellowhip of the Ring. And the pastel yellow color of the candle itself is so pretty. I now need to try New Paperback.

Not bad

First off, I love how fast this candle arrived. As far as smell, I wasn't sure what I was expecting with a name like "Old Books." How do you capture that in a candle? To me, it has a kind of lemony smell to it. But, like, a cleaning supply kind of lemony smell..? Like furniture polish you'd use to clean off your dusty bookshelves. That's probably just me. Overall, it's really hard to describe this candle. There is something about it that gives me the feeling of being around old books after it's been burning for a while, but I can't really place what it is. I like it, though. :)


I got this candle as a birthday present and I love it so much! Its unlit scent (haven't had the chance to light it up yet) reminds me of my favorite bookstore, mild and comforting.

Comforting Candle

The scent is mild and pleasant. Perfect to burn while settling in with a good book - old or new!

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