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Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection Of Odd Things Lost Between The Pages (2011)

Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages (2011)
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0399537015 (ISBN13: 9780399537011)
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Perigee Trade
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Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's C...
Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection Of Odd Things Lost Between The Pages (2011)

About book: This was interesting, but I found myself skimming the notes and such that were actually found in the books. I was more interested in some of the books themselves, such as a version of "Black Beauty" that was published in 1905, that appears to have been written using only "words of one syllable". What?! How is that even possible? I have to find out more about THAT!Also, as an editor at heart, I was a little disappointed that there was no connection made between items that were possibly related. On page 88, for example, there is an essay written by a Jennie Smallidge, date unknown, but it looks very old. Then on pg. 135 there is a report card from 1874 for a Jennie Smallidge. I would like to assume that these are one and the same girl, since all the books appear to have come from the author's used bookstore, but the book didn't even have them listed together to offer that hint of speculation.Nonetheless, a very entertaining little book! I first heard of Michael Popek's forgottenbookmarks.com online. After one visit, I new I just had to read the book. I found it fascinating. To think that these treasures remained hidden for decades. (Especially those tickets! You know someone went CRAZY trying to remember where they put those tickets!) I found myself wondering when I looked at the photographs- would someone read this book and see their own relatives? The letters were thought provoking as well. Page after page of hidden treasures: letters, cards, mementos-it made me wonder what memories are hiding inside my own books.I plan to visit the website more often, and I hope Popek will publish more of his fascinating finds.Read this book if...*you love non-fiction*you love old books*you love old treasure and mementos
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ashleylobdell
An interesting book. I found this book title at the gift shop in the Library of Congress.
ivanfed
Very interesting!I also love it when I found a note/ bookmark/ receipt in a book...
elha
Very cute book about the thing a bookseller has found in book over the years.
tws2507
3.5
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