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

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.

Sooo Fake

A bookmark found in a very-overdue library book. It was one of the “Chicken Soup” books. I’d like to say it was “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul” but I just don’t know for sure.

Tired Horse

I worked for a small town public library which provided a great source for lost materials as patrons seemed to use anything nearby as a handy bookmark. Oftentimes, we’d try to reunited these misplaced items with their owners, but it wasn’t always possible. This was one such item that caught my eye. I doubt the … Continued

Hint

I found this in the book “What Women Want Men to Know,” by Barbara DeAngelis, PhD.

Son Adrift

Found this in an old copy of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf, bought from the Brooklyn College Library booksale room.

Better Off Alone

I recently read the book Eat, Pray, Love, having checked out the book from my local library. I found this note tucked into the jacket cover. The note struck a chord with me having had a crappy roommate my freshman year in college.

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