The Porch

Found in a Portuguese dictionary at a used bookstore, dated on back 1889.

From My Levatoranz

No idea what a Levatoranz or a Bulbospongiosus are, but it does seem that “J” really loves Matthew. This was found in a book outside at The Strand bookstore in New York City in the $1 books section.

Don’t Tread on Me

We found this in a used book we bought from Powell’s Books on 57th Street in Hyde Park about five years ago. It’s had a place of honor on our fridge ever since. Our guess is that the folks in the picture are participating in some wacky ’70s school talent show, or it’s a teacher … Continued

Old Man’s Valentine

This letter was in a book I found at a Spokane, Washington, used book store. It was never sent, apparently, as the 2-cent stamp was not cancelled. Because it was in such pristine condition, I was surprised to see how old it was. Sweet!