Jul 7
11:39 AM

The joy of browsing through old books…

What can I say?  I am a librarian, so in addition to those nifty online information systems I still love books. Online bookseller AbeBooks.com recently asked its vendors about the strangest things they’ve found in used books. The list will surprise you: a Christmas card from L. Frank Baum, a Mickey Mantle rookie card, a diamond ring, a strip of bacon, $40,000, a World War II U.S. ration book, and even “a holographic image of a lady who sheds her clothing,” among other items.

We get donations pretty regularly.  You can be sure I will be inspecting them a lot more closely in the future!

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