For those of my dear readers who received two email notifications for this post, my heartfelt apologies. *Sigh*
Okay. I feel better now. On to our Saturday Smile (actually on Saturday this time. *Sigh*):
As many times as I have purchased bookmarks or received them as gifts, rarely is there one available when I need it. Usually I just wind up using a scrap of notepaper, a playing card, or even a piece of string.
Back when I worked at a library, I found out I’m not alone. We used to find grocery lists, electric bills, dental floss (ew!), and yes, occasionally money. Recently I read an article about items found in books by used booksellers. Some of the things they find are pretty interesting.
Have you ever visited AbeBooks? It’s a book lovers paradise. I can lose hours on that site. Literally, hours.Embed from Getty Images
During a particularly boring day at work this last week, I read this article on their site. It lists a variety of things their booksellers reported finding. My personal favorite was listed under “Mysterious”:
A hotel cocktail napkin with a name and a room number on it – from Spain – found inside a 1945 mystery paperback.
Nathan from Kayleighbug Books, New York
Was it the rendezvous that never happened? Or was it a rendezvous so memorable, the lady (or gent) kept it as a bookmark, sighing with every turn of the page … ?
We may never know, but sounds like a nice plot for a novel, doesn’t it? 🙂