Don’t I Look Ambitious

Stopping and browsing at a local yard sale about a year ago, I picked up a copy of Alcoholics Anonymous and found the attached photo. It was probably taken overseas during World War II. At first, I thought it was in the tropics, but the landscape belies that. Perhaps it was taken @ a US … Continued

Really Really Really Sorry

I wonder if Paul ever sent this letter to Sarah. Did he change his mind and stuff the letter inside a book? Maybe Sarah got it and put it in the book. I’d like to think there was a happy-ever-after to this story but more likely these two drifted apart after this incident. Who knows?

A Plea for Understanding

This find came from a used book I purchased from Blue Cloud Books on Amazon. The paperback copy of “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness” by Kay Redfield Jamison arrived in the mail and I started flipping through the pages. On the inside cover I discovered a personal inscription someone had written … Continued

Grinding Down

Found this in the back of “The Bedside Book of the Art of Living” that I had found near an abandoned house in my neighborhood.

Endless Love

I bought Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember at my local library’s bookstore. A beautiful but tragic love story. Inside I found a real love letter written on the first page. After reading it I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to them and why anyone would misplace such a beautiful letter.

Ahhhhh

Found slipped inside a copy of Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper, by Art & Laurie Pepper, purchased at a bookstall in Swiss Cottage, London.

Bananafish

I found this in a used copy of J.D Salinger’s Nine Stories. I had been looking for a copy of the book for an essay I had to write for university and found this tucked in the back with an old bus pass.

Dom and Dan

Found in a pile of used books at a street sale, this appears to be a page from a hymnal book.