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Author Popek, Michael.

Title Forgotten bookmarks : a bookseller's collection of odd things lost between the pages / Michael Popek.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Perigee, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    790.132 POP    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 182 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents Photographs -- Letters, cards, and correspondence -- Notes, poems, lists, and other written ephemera -- Receipts, invoices, advertising, and other official documents -- The old curiosity shop: from four-leaf clovers to razor blades.
Summary "It's happened to all of us: we're reading a book, something interrupts us, and we grab the closest thing at hand to mark our spot. It could be a train ticket, a letter, an advertisement, a photograph, or a four-leaf clover. Eventually the book finds its way into the world-a library, a flea market, other people's bookshelves, or to a used bookstore. But what becomes of those forgotten bookmarks? What stories could they tell? By day, Michael Popek works in his family's used bookstore. By night, he's the voyeuristic force behind, where he shares the weird objects he has found among the stacks at his store. Forgotten Bookmarks is a scrapbook of Popek's most interesting finds. Sure, there are actual bookmarks, but there are also pictures and ticket stubs, old recipes and notes, valentines, unsent letters, four-leaf clovers, and various sordid, heartbreaking, and bizarre keepsakes. Together this collection of lost treasures offers a glimpse into other readers' lives that they never intended for us to see. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Popek, Michael -- Blogs.
Bookmarks -- Miscellanea.
Lost articles -- Miscellanea.
Antiquarian booksellers -- United States -- Blogs.
ISBN 9780399537011

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