[ModLib] Found in Books

Laura June Topolsky laurajunetopolsky at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 16:51:54 EST 2008


Pasting reviews in books must've been a thing once-- I've found more than
one old book this way!~

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Dean, Robert C. MD <rdean at cayugamed.org>wrote:

> I found a copy of The Great Gatsby (alas, without a dustjacket) for a
> buck.  Inside the front cover the original owner had pasted a picture of
> F Scott Fitzgerald and a book review.  I suppose it decreases the market
> value of the book, but I love knowing that this copy meant something to
> the owner  and he probably actually read it!
> Robert
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> OK, you've forced me to tell my favorite "found in books" story.
>
> My friend and I went to a garage sale where there were a goodly amount
> of
> books and magazines for sale. We later found out that the woman was
> selling all of her husband's stuff who had committed suicide some time
> ago.  Anyway, my friend asked if she had any other books that she might
> like to sell that weren't put out.  So she took us down to her basement
> and we saw a nice collection of the Pogo trade paperbacks from the 50s
> and 60s.  My friend asked how much she wanted for them and she said she
> wan't sure and started flipping through one of the volumes.  Money
> started falling from the pages of the book like rain! Twenties and tens!
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> So she turned to us with and with a very straight face said, "I'm not
> quite ready to get of these"  and marched us back upstairs.
>
> Toby
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