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Literature, & Etc.

Forgotten Bookmarks:

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What is the weirdest or most delightful thing you’ve ever found in a bookmark? And if you think you’re alone in the horror/joy that is biblio-discovery, think again. Chips, fingernail clippings, the dreaded “snot/booger”, *shudders.

I think one of the best things I’ve found in a book was in the Marcel Proust collection that I picked up a number of years ago. Inside is a postcard of a landscape illustration from the 18th century and a note written in a language and script I cannot make out. I have no idea what it says, but I am sure its something beautiful and heartfelt. It makes me smile for some reason.

There are many, many, sites & blogs devoted to the things that people find in books. @Intralibris @BiblioBuffet [ The Legend of the Bacon Bookmark!!! ] @Mirage Bookmark [ Most comprehensive bookmark reference site on the internet. ] @Bookmark of the Week @Enclosures and so forth: “I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people every day. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books. “

I could keep on going, so many more. Enjoy.

Written by thebeliever07

July 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

Posted in bookmark, bookstores

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  1. I’ve sat in used bookstores looking through books to find things in them, but the best things are the ones you aren’t looking for at all.


    July 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    • I agree, and I could also say the same thing except instead of the word “best”, replaced with “disgusting”. Cheers.


      July 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm

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