A serious response to the reeking book problem:
I too have bought a number of LJ's books, in addition to books from Don Alan's estate sale, not to mention volumes from numerous anonymous butt-suckers.
Although I usually don't do anything about cig stench, as I perversely find something "romantic" in the image I conjure of the previous owner studying my book into the wee hours of the morning, lighting one fag after another.
But to remove the stink, place the book in your freezer, being careful not to leave the book(s) touching the frost or ice, with a open box of baking soda sitting atop. Two or three days should do it :cool: .