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Edited: Mar 15, 2007, 5:12am

2RuzNuz First Message
Mar 15, 2007, 12:33pm

I find money in books all the time. Sometimes I treat whatever my current book is like a wallet because I know I'll have it with me nearly everywhere I go, the only problem is that I don't always remember to take everything out of said book. In the last 'wallet book' I found that hadn't yet been cleaned out (and sadly I don't remember which book it actually was) I found a punch card to one of my favorite sub places, a poem written by my ex, and a to do list still half undone.

Mar 15, 2007, 10:20pm

I really like this group's picture. :-)

In a local public library I once found a chocolate cookie in a book. It had been there, um, a while.

Mar 16, 2007, 2:20am

Well, that was the first time I'd ever found a hundred dollar bill in a book...

I once found a photo of a group of older women and one younger woman on a yacht inside Women Who Run with the Wolves.

I love it when I find something that is related to the book, whether it's ironic or just apropos.

Apr 16, 2007, 7:50pm

Some day when my library has been distributed by my heirs, folks will find all those Amazon receipts that I've been using as bookmarks. While not as fascinatingly personal as most items reported here, they will at least let the next owner know when I bought it, what it was ordered with, and how much it cost. Hey, what do they want for nothing?

Apr 17, 2007, 2:59am

5> On the other hand, if your home is buried in ash, future archeologists will find your receipts fascinating.

7booksnmusic First Message
May 8, 2007, 8:54pm

I found a scrap of fabric in a book today. In the past I've found library slips or notes. I've put money in my books in the past and I got rid of many without checking so I know others have found money in them.

Sep 26, 2007, 7:04am

My latest find is a 1920s flyer advertising an series of Sherlock Holmes reprints - I`ve entered the details in the `Things Found in Books` group, so this is just by way of a cross-reference.

One thing I notice as a buyer and seller of old books is the number of people who sell or give away books with gift messages at the front of a deeply personal nature, or with personal momentos used as bookmark.

One that we came across recently had a greetings card used as a bookmark, with a message of support from a group of friends to someone who was clearly going through some kind of rough patch - the nature of the problem wasn`t detailed in the card, but nothing trivial if I`m any judge. Surely, people don`t just throw these things out ?

Jan 16, 2008, 12:41pm

#8 books with gift messages at the front of a deeply personal nature....

Yes, I've also found used books with gift messages.... How terrible would it be to start a new message thread for transcriptions of these? If names were omitted, maybe?

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