I googled smelly books and it was recommended that you seal the book in a box or bag with a generous helping of bicarbonate of soda, and the smell would disappear. It didn’t work! The last 3 books have smelt badly, but I’m not sure the smell is smoke though – can smoke permeate every page of a book that has clearly never been read??
Anyway, I’m reading the latest using one hand to hold my nose. HB