Feet Bleed

This was found at the Oconomowoc Public Library. Though this child appears to be very loving, I’m thinking that they probably shouldn’t own a pet.


Found this photo in the pages of a book in the Evergreen State College Library. It’s compelling, though I can’t put my finger on why. The singular event that launched my found photo obsession.

So Here I Am

I work at a downtown public library and found a series of notes written on small sheets of scrap paper that we use to jot down titles, call numbers, etc. It took me a few minutes to put the cards in order, and was thrilled when I discovered I had all the pieces.

Debauched Love

I was checking out a copy of A Million Little Pieces by James Frey at the public library and when I got home this note fell out of the book.

New Study Habits

I found this in the UVA library. I assume two people were studying together. One apparently wanted to focus, the other wanted to go to a rave?

Bra Request

This was found in our library book drop bin.


Found this in the library where I work, sitting by itself on a table.


I work at the Indiana University library, and this is one of many treasures I’ve found in the stacks. It’s a note to Amy from her pretty lady. I looked at it laying on the floor for days, trying to decide whether to leave it in case Amy accidentally dropped it or to claim it … Continued

Reading List

Our local library issues printed receipts for checked-out books, complete with due dates.


I was in the library writing a biology lab report when I noticed this poem… I’m a biology nerd, but I’ve never resorted to expressing my love for mitosis in verse.