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The Book That Disappears as It's Read

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September 25, 2012
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A publisher in Argentina has brought out a new kind of book, which disappears as you read it. The ink reacts with carbon monoxide in the air and slowly fades, disappearing completely about three months after it's first opened. Publishers say the aim is to encourage people to engage with reading.


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