Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finding things in books

Sometimes when you buy a book from a second hand store there is something left inside. An old shopping list or a cutting of a review that impressed the reader. In a recent buy I found an old business card acting as a bookmark in an Anthony Powell book. The reader can't have got far the card was left on page 36 but it is a little object that captures the eye and adds a certain something to the experience of buying the book.


Anonymous said...

I found someone's homework, by the looks of it, tucked inside the front cover of something I ordered second hand from Amazon.

José (jorence) said...

I posted something very similar the other day, these little snippets of a previous owner's life really do add something to a secondhand book buy. I am also rather partial to scribblings and dedications inside the front cover. Lovely stuff!