Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Weird Things People Leave in Books

The Weird Things People Leave in Books

11 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Didn't you find money in a book?

Bill Crider said...

Over $200.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Sweet.

I found a penny... etc. Actually, I did find a $5 bill once.

Rick Robinson said...

She says:
"bending back the spine of one of those fat paperbacks...write in the margins, underline, doodle? ... I’ll happily do all of them; I like my books to look as if they’ve been read. A book that shows the marks of the reader means it was loved"

I have no respect for that attitude, those books don't look loved, they look mistreated, abused, disrespected.

Bah.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

When I was younger I did dogear books, but I learned a long time ago. My mother drove me nuts for years bending down pages before she stopped. Now I have dozens of bookmarks. My library gives them away and I pick up a lot at Bouchercon.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm still gobsmacked by the idiot who used a slice of raw bacon as a bookmark.

Deb said...

There used to be (maybe there still is) a blog called "Found in Books". It was run by the owner of a used book store and he would post pictures of the odd, interesting, and sometimes rare things he would find in his inventory.

Deb said...

Sorry--it is called "Forgotten Bookmarks":

http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/?m=1

Dan said...

I once found two old stamps, a 1-cent and a three-cent. I looked them up, and found collectors buying and selling them for almost a dollar!

Cap'n Bob said...

I should be accurate. The bacon slice was in a returned library book.

Don Coffin said...

I've occasionally found a $1 bill in a book, maybe 5 times. My favorite find--and I think I have mentioned this before--was a card describing the services offered to passengers on the 20th Century Limited, between Chicago and New York. I'm pretty sure it was from the late 1940s, and includes stenographic and typing services, among other things. I've also found letters--not in envelopes--but unfortunately they were uniformly boring.