FOUND by Sat
Found this in a book at Goodwill. The book looked like it hadn’t been read; sad to think Matt didn’t reach Colin the way he had hoped to.
FOUND by Kinsleigh
It was somewhere around my 12th birthday when my mom bought me a teen devotional from a thrift store. I was flipping through the book when this picture fell out. I showed it to my mother. She told me to pray for her. So I did. And I have been, for years now.
I have always secretly hoped that I might meet her one day, and she’ll be living a pleasant, wonderful life.
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FOUND by Charles in Santa Fe, New Mexico
All fans of great literature will already know the incredible work of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, but sometimes his work can be so cryptic as to be opaque. Luckily, the previous owner of this used book was kind enough to add her marginalia to increase understanding.
FOUND by Su Talun in Bangkok, Thailand
I happened to find a copy of “Name of the Rose” at a 2nd-hand bookstore near Kao Sarn Road. When I opened the cover I found what looks like a letter from the book’s former “owner” to its “to-be owner,” signed off as “B.” Whoever he/she is, sounds like awesome. Inspires you to go out and live life.
FOUND by SherriLibrarian in a high school library book
This note was found in a high school library book “In Search of Salinger,” which is a biography of the late author. Salinger filed a lawsuit against the author Ian Hamilton, and the student who wrote this note seems to agree with Salinger about the quality of the book.
FOUND by Stephanie Hoerner in Chicago, Illinois
I found this list on a sidewalk on the north side of Chicago. I love that the titles at first seem incongruous, but there’s a definite pattern that emerges. The pattern becomes clearer when you turn it over to find a few more classics listed, including “Hamlet,” “Walden,” “The Great Gatsby” and “The Catcher in the Rye.” I’m just thankful she got at least one crossed off before she lost the list. “Wallflower” was better than “The Catcher in the Rye” anyway.