Ending It Now

Found in a used book about the Celts.

Nectarine Pancakes

I found this in a used bookstore, between the pages of a 1970s edition of Henry James’ “The Ambassadors.”

The Masked Men

Found in beat-up secondhand copy of The Abomination by Paul Golding.

And All Was Saved

My wife found this letter in an old paperback book she purchased from a local bookstore. I think it’s such an awesome time capsule. Kinda makes you wonder weather Dieter and Melanie are living “happily ever after” in a commune somewhere.

They’re Looking For You

This was found inside a copy of an Isaac Asimov book at Walrus and Carpenter Used Books. I couldn’t resist buying the book and found the postcard upon later inspection. I hope they don’t come looking for me next.

Plenty of Salt

This was within the pages of an old Leonardo DaVinci library book. It was on the back of a blank spelling game copyrighted in 1936. It reads: “Dear Meg, Life, religion, art and love are experience and not topics. I like your spirit, that is why I stayed so long last night–please forget it. Bob … Continued

No Stealing Babies

I was at a charity book sale a couple of years ago and came across this, tucked in a copy of Moby Dick. I was sort of disturbed by it. I just came across it in my wallet again, and figured I’d post it here.

Who Told You I Was a Bedbug?

I found this in my NY Public Library Book. The book was the Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook – which might make it more creepy. I thought one of my coworkers had drawn it and stuck it in the book because we have conversations about how scary bedbugs are sometimes.

Marked Urgent

This While You Were Out message was found in a Seattle library book titled Anybody Can Do Anything by Betty MacDonald in October, 2011.

Eye to Eye

I found this old Polaroid in a book I bought at a used book sale. It was stuck between pages 82 and 83 of Selected Poems by Margaret Atwood.