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I bought an old first edition Luis Bunuel biography in Black Oak this weekend, and it contained a bunch of faded vacation photos and a yellowing airmail letter from the author of the book to a Spanish gentleman with a Berkeley address. I am trying to figure it all out right now.

Have you found things between the pages of used books?

adam. (nordicskilla), Friday, 27 August 2004 16:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

The inside front cover completely covered with scrawled bible verses.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

I found a perfectly pressed marijuana leaf in an ancient copy of The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, purchased for a dollar at a Long Island library.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

i bought this old t.e. lawrence book and there was a clipping of his obituary in it!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

I bought an old issue of Iron Man once, and didn't notice that someone had drawn a penis onto Iron Man on the cover!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

I bought a copy of Doctor Zhivago at a book fair and it had Pasternak's obit in it, the book jacket, and it turned out one of the first U.S. print runs.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

Inside a Kurt Vonnegut book, a Polariod of a topless blonde woman.

Harold Media (kenan), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

I think that would make Vonnegut very happy.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

I found a B&W photo of three topless women in a book once, it looked like it had been taken in the 50s. Can't remember which book.

nickn (nickn), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

mostly receipts.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

ive got a few of these, one of them is an old cookbook from the 50's with hundreds of index cards for sugar cookie recipies written by the same person

kephm (kephm), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

xxpost - Yeah, this was obviously a home photo -- kind of the "my wife against the wood panelling" vibe. Which only makes it hotter, IMO.

Harold Media (kenan), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

Inside a Philip Roth novel, a note from one man to his male lover dated Christmas 1973. Its kind of mildewed and weird looking. I'm fascinated by these things, and the chain of events that might have led to this book turning up in a shop in Canterbury thirty years later, taking it from the lives of people I will never meet but have has just this tiny glimpse of.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

A postcard signed by Gael Greene. (The picture was from a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I; the message was to accept an invitation.)

j.lu (j.lu), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

i bought a book on early 20th c. afro-american popular culture and inside was a really yellowed and crumbling snipped-out article about bill "bojangles" robinson.

amateur!!st, Friday, 27 August 2004 17:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Do you ever feel like leaving things in library books or books you are getting rid of, just so that some future person can wonder where this weird polaroid, note, sketch etc came from? It would make a good art project I think, I might start doing this.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

Most recently, in a 1930's copy of a book called Trees of Michigan, a pressed leaf from every tree mentioned.

briania (briania), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wow!

n.a. (Nick A.), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

Though I wouldn't want to see their birdwatching guide.

n.a. (Nick A.), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

l do that jel! : )

kephm (kephm), Friday, 27 August 2004 17:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

They were in great condition, too - hardly seems likely the samples could be as old as the book.

briania (briania), Friday, 27 August 2004 18:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

Cool, excellent work sir!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 27 August 2004 18:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine has a used copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull where the protagonist's name is repeatedly stricken through with a pen and replaced with "Jesus" at every possible mention.

Slim Pickens (Slim Pickens), Friday, 27 August 2004 18:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

As a child I used to look through books around the house and often find "I'm gonna divorce you and leave you" letters my mother had drafted over the past 15 years she'd been married to my father. Not a good thing for a child to find!!!

Also, when I was staying at some married friends' house, they let me stay in the same room as the books. So, at midnight I decided to have a rummage. Leafing through the kama-sutra not only were some of the sentences highlighted, but on one page there was a 10 year old polariod of my friends "in the missionary position". I just could not look at them the next day.

JTS, Friday, 27 August 2004 21:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

Inscripted in the front of my used copy of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Getrude Stein:
10 Aug '86
Sara!
Aha! I found it. A must for your feminist library - another piece of our history.
Happy trails-
&hearts
Kimberly

AaronHz (AaronHz), Friday, 27 August 2004 22:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

Inscripted in the front of my used copy of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein:
10 Aug '86
Sara!
Aha! I found it. A must for your feminist library - another piece of our history.
Happy trails-
&hearts
Kimberly

AaronHz (AaronHz), Friday, 27 August 2004 22:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

oops sorry bout that double post

AaronHz (AaronHz), Friday, 27 August 2004 22:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

Racy James Joyce love letter is sold

LONDON - An anonymous bidder paid the equivalent of $445,000 for a raunchy letter written by the author James Joyce to his partner and lifelong love, Nora Barnacle, in 1909.

Sotheby's said the sale last week was a record for a 20th century letter in English sold at auction -- and was more than four times what had been expected.

A scholar discovered it by chance in the pages of an old book held by Joyce's brother Stanislaus.

The letter is exceptional in part because of Joyce's well-known distaste for obscene comments or jokes, according to Sotheby's.

Credit: From Associated Press (July 12, 2004)

youn, Friday, 27 August 2004 22:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

I bought a jon lot of books a few years ago, and loads of the books contained pressed flowers - a four leaf clover in one - and lots of 1920s-1930 newsclippings, mostly adverts and a 'family doctor' column.

I also bought a book from a charit shop (is it embarassing to admit it was a Quantum Leap novel? I never read it) and inside was a postcard in which a young man was expressing his love for a buddy of his; I get the impression he had been staying with him, then left this once he was safely away.

If you are that young man, let me know what happened...

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 27 August 2004 22:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

I deal used books. Haven't found anything really cool inside them, except occasional author signatures-(recently got a couple by arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson with long notes to friends signed "your pal Stef",) and once, a bunch of boogers.

Here's an entertaining thread over at the Hamazon seller forums about things found in books- old stamps, stocks, dollar bills, autographed pictures, used condoms & more.

http://forums.prosperotechnologies.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=am-sellconnect&msg=22055.1&maxT=6

Queen Electric Butt Prober BZZT!! BZZZZZT!! (Queen Electric Butt Prober BZZ), Saturday, 28 August 2004 00:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

The best one in that thread has to be the school cafeteria hamburger inside a book. Yummy.

Queen Electric Butt Prober BZZT!! BZZZZZT!! (Queen Electric Butt Prober BZZ), Saturday, 28 August 2004 00:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

in a version of petrarch (or is it tasso's ? haven't browsed the classics in a while) triumphs, a hand drawn pciture of seashells, anemone, and tiny fishes being blown out of a cornucopia shaped conch shell.

inside one of the murakami books i replaced at my last library job, this amazingly mean break up postcard.

mike bott, Saturday, 28 August 2004 03:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

dig that date!

zappi (joni), Saturday, 28 August 2004 05:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ah, threads like this is why I love ILX so.

Trayce (trayce), Saturday, 28 August 2004 05:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

When I was in 9th or 10th grade, I picked up a copy of Henry James short stories that the library was getting rid of. I had some free time in a class later that day and decided to flip through it. As I was doing so, a piece of cardboard from a packet of old rolling papers fell out and without missing a beat, the teacher said "Colin, I always figured you more of a pipe man". What was most surprising to me was not the reserved-seeming teacher's quick wit, but the fact that he so quickly recognized the relatively obscure brand of rolling papers.

C0L1N B3CK3TT (Colin Beckett), Saturday, 28 August 2004 08:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

The only thing I ever got was a copy of hunter s thompson's book about outlaw bikes (i forget the title) that had a bunch of neo-nazi stuff scrawled on the inside back cover. Check more carefully in future! was the lesson learned there. I tipp-exed it out, but the ink kept bleeding through, so I threw it away when I found another copy.

Slight tangent - at the used record dtore, we once bought a collection of PTV rekkids, one of which had a bunch of photocopied p0rn in one of the inner sleeves. Of course it wasn't vanila p0rn, some of it was a photo story about a bunch of women pissing on each other (I don't think I'll ever forget the phrase "more golden liquid from emma's endless reservoir" - we were going to start an industrial noise band called "emma's endless reservoir", but didn't do anything beyond 1 practice) the rest of it was pictures of women being fucked by pigs. Like we really needed to see or know about that. The record store boss really used to like saying to people "look what we found in some records we bought in"! and showing it to people, until we chucked it all in the bin, while we still actually had customers.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 28 August 2004 09:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

I wish I could have come up w/something a little more edifying, sorry folks. :(

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 28 August 2004 09:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

i bought a copy of Dan (son of John) Fante's book Chump Change.
inside was the following fax.

hmm, thats a bit weird i thought. then i looked on the back cover!

zappi (joni), Saturday, 28 August 2004 10:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Inside an old lady-ish 1930s novel, I found a series of photographs of the Queen cut out of colour Sunday supplements. It was the main reason that I bought the book, apart from it being 50p. There were odd religious articles, too, but the Queen amused me more.

Super-Masonic Black Hole (kate), Saturday, 28 August 2004 10:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

Inside a library book, two sheets of neatly-printed looseleaf paper:

[first page]
Wish things could be better. We live in hectic lives and take things, like our relationship for granted. I don't know what to do anymore. What can we really do? I wish you knew where [whited out words: we are and how] I

[second page]
Wish things could be better. I don't know what more we can do. I don't really know if you see where I am coming from. Sometimes I think I'm in a dream, just waiting for the day that it all comes true. I wish that you could make all those promises and words you know I want to hear - for real. It just seems like everyone sees it but you. You can name anyone and they would see it. Not, my friends because they back me up and I make it seem we are happy

Poppy (poppy), Sunday, 29 August 2004 20:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
I just found an unused 1972 Rolling Stones concert ticket used as a bookmark in a used book. Could go for a few bucks on ebay!

trashmaster (Queen Electric Butt Prober BZZ), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 15:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

It will!

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 15:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

a postcard of bob dylan wearing leather pants.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 15:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

i found a half-smoked joint in the pages of a second hand copy of Valley of the Dolls.

Emilymv (Emilymv), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 15:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

A miraculous medal.

It's a holy thing.

Penelope_111 (Penelope_111), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 17:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was looking through Dance Dance Dance at the library and noticed some magazine pictures tucked in the dust jacket. I unfolded them and found women's bits er spread before me.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 18:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

There was a Ch1cago playwr1ght who died and left his estate to us, and some of the books had letters or postcards in them, one or two of them from a (long-dead) famous Ch1cago n0velist.

k3rry (dymaxia), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 19:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

i found 2 $20 bills folded inside a copy of Bridge across Forever by Richard Bach. I took the money and didn't buy the book.

I also just bought a copy of janet frame's "faced in the water" which belonged to one Lynn Ramsey. Maybe not the same lynn ramsey, I guess, but maybe.

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 19:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

I once spent a summer in a smallish city, working as a dishwasher and my aunt's and uncle's restaurant. There was this waiter working there that used to drive me crazy-- a very prissy character named Eric. One day I bought a book (I wish I could remember which one) in a used bookstore in the same town, and when I opened it there fell out a picture of the waiter, clad in nothing but jockey shorts, making muscles with both arms and looking into the camera with this come-hither expression that's completely cracking me up to think about, 12 years later.

antexit (antexit), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 20:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Boogers! I bet if I'd saved all the bookboogers I've encountered I could make a cake!

Remy (x Jeremy), Thursday, 30 September 2004 05:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

many xposts.... i got the same note in my copy of Chump Change... either very strange, or they put it in all of them. But that would be weird too. hmmm...

trix, Thursday, 30 September 2004 10:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
Do you ever feel like leaving things in library books or books you are getting rid of, just so that some future person can wonder where this weird polaroid, note, sketch etc came from? It would make a good art project I think, I might start doing this.

this is an awesome idea! kind of like a non-destructive joe orton type stunt.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Friday, 7 April 2006 00:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

This wasn't in a book, but I found a post-breakup letter in a copy of Tim Buckley's "Greetings From LA" LP I got at a swap meet. It started out promising with "You may wonder why i cheated on you..." and got boring reeeeaaaallllly fast.

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Friday, 7 April 2006 00:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

I forgot this thread ever existed! My girlfriend works in a used bookstore and they make at least a dozen buys a day so the stream of entertaining stuff never ceases. The other day a woman came in and sold a bunch of old books and claimed, "If you find anything in there, it was my dad's." About five Playboy centerfolds from the 60s fell out of the middle of the first book -- not the magazines, just the removed centerfold section. A few minutes later her coworker shrieked and stomped on something on the ground. A cockroach, right? Not quite.. there was a polaroid close-up of a penis that fell out of a book.

mike h. (mike h.), Friday, 7 April 2006 03:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, and the ten-page love letter written to a prostitute that wasn't all that dirty.

mike h. (mike h.), Friday, 7 April 2006 03:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

I found a note card that say's " I cannot emphasize how much emotion and opinion has played a role in our perception of drugs. " so indignant

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 7 April 2006 05:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Happy Birthday Tom. It's just about living your life, that's all. Steve."

Found printed in the inside cover of a second-hand Genet book. It's the wierd understatement of it that I like.

Nicholas Passant (Nicholas Passant), Friday, 7 April 2006 06:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

in a first edition of peter wollen's 'signs and meaning in the cinema', a bit of fairly chaste lesbian porn from the '60s.

Real Goths Don't Wear Black (Enrique), Friday, 7 April 2006 07:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

A small, German book about the Latin language, from about 1910, in blackletter font and all. Somewhere in the early pages, where various ethnic and language groups are discussed in order to place Latin and the Romans in a broader context, this (Norwegian) sentence pencilled into the margin with seemingly prewar handwriting: "NB it has later been established that the Hittites were Aryans!"

The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Friday, 7 April 2006 07:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

scrawled on the inside cover of david lee roth's autobiography, crazy from the heat:

To SHane
Meet you all the way.
MUCH love,
John

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Friday, 7 April 2006 11:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

I bought 2 very early Private Eye annuals ('Eye on London' and 'Romantic England and other unlikely stories') both from 1963 in Denmark and both were full of cuttings from UK newspapers stretching from Peter Cook's obituaries right back to the original reviews of Beyond The Fringe, the Establishment Club and Not Only...But Also. Fascinating stuff.

mms (mms), Friday, 7 April 2006 12:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
My friend's mom bought an used collection of poems by Pablo Neruda, and on the inside sleeve was a handwritten to dedication to some Finnish woman, signed Pablo Neruda. It looked quite genuine.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 10:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

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free latin ringtone, Thursday, 27 April 2006 08:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

You found ringtones inside a Book?

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Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 27 April 2006 10:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

What the hell was that last post about?

Tuomas, Thursday, 22 January 2009 08:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine used to live in a flat owned by an older male relative, who was hospitalized (and who later died in hospital). All his books and other stuff were still there, and his bookshelf had a lot of books on Christianity, so we thought he must've been quite religious. But then later on my friend found a box that was put in a cupboard or something, and in the box there were some books on homosexuality and some old erotic gay pictures (I think they were from the 70s or older). So he must've felt quite contradicted about himself. All of this made me a bit sad, even though I'd never met this person.

Tuomas, Thursday, 22 January 2009 09:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Tuomas have we honestly reached the point where you ask people to explain your own posts to you?

nabisco, Thursday, 22 January 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink


Also, when I was staying at some married friends' house, they let me stay in the same room as the books. So, at midnight I decided to have a rummage. Leafing through the kama-sutra not only were some of the sentences highlighted, but on one page there was a 10 year old polariod of my friends "in the missionary position". I just could not look at them the next day.

― JTS, Friday, August 27, 2004 9:56 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark

OK. It's been nearly 5 years since this misinformation was posted. I can admit that I was probably about 13 when this happened, unlikely to ever be invited to any 'married friends' house', and yes, for 'friends' read 'parents' :(

JTS, Friday, 23 January 2009 02:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

You were making a "latin ringtone" joke, Tuomas.

O Bama, Up Yours! (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 23 January 2009 02:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

i used to put money in books and then not remmeber which book they were in so some australians scored pretty big

tacos, fettucini, linguini, martini, bikini. (sunny successor), Friday, 23 January 2009 03:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

a page torn out of an S&M magazine (late 60s-era maybe?) with swastika in backdrop. found in photo book of mycenae.

ian, Friday, 23 January 2009 04:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

OK. It's been nearly 5 years since this misinformation was posted. I can admit that I was probably about 13 when this happened, unlikely to ever be invited to any 'married friends' house', and yes, for 'friends' read 'parents' :(

― JTS, Friday, January 23, 2009 2:12 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaht

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 23 January 2009 05:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah man it set my latency back 5 years. Actually I made the polaroid part up, but the highlighted and annotated sex journal was truth. It's more likely that my mother was studying for an assignment or something on 'Sexual Lust' (it wasn't a kama-sutra at all) at some point during the 80s, but at the time I truly believed that my parents had chosen to store away some 'special passages' for when they might be useful... (shudder)... Sorry to discredit an amusing tale but I did use to lie and embellish quite a lot when I was 16.

JTS, Saturday, 24 January 2009 07:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

You were making a "latin ringtone" joke, Tuomas.

Thanks, I get it now! The post I was answering to being deleted made it kinda hard to decipher.

Tuomas, Sunday, 25 January 2009 09:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

This thread has jogged something. A possible error. Involving a nude photo and the many books I've donated to the Salvation Army.

╓abies, Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

i was found a tourist guide book for iraq from the 70s at a second hand book sale, had a postcard inside from an iraqi saying:

"hey, come and visit us some time, we can go and see all the ancient temples and whatnot, check out the book."

sort of depressing.

mensrightsguy (internet person), Sunday, 25 January 2009 16:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

*once found...

mensrightsguy (internet person), Sunday, 25 January 2009 16:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Aw.

I once found a '70s Hustler calendar in my dad's copy of Master Of Reality, but that's a different thread I suppose.

╓abies, Sunday, 25 January 2009 16:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

ha that's awesome

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 25 January 2009 18:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

When I was 15, I had two summer jobs, one as a dishwasher in my aunt and uncle's restaurant and one at a used bookstore down the street from it. There was this waiter at the restaurant everyone hated-- he had this really snooty air and was a dick to everyone in the kitchen. About halfway through the summer I was going through a bunch of books someone had sold to the bookstore and a bunch of photos fell out of one of them. Pictured was the same waiter, in what looked like a hotel room, in aqua-coloured bikini briefs, looking directly into the camera with the same supercilious pursed-lipped expression he always had when he looked into the kitchen to see if his table's food was out.

antexit, Sunday, 25 January 2009 18:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Aaand I already posted that story.

antexit, Sunday, 25 January 2009 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

the other day, in vol 1. of menzies collection of shang dynasty oracle bones i found a recent issue of penthouse letters. zzzz.

dylannn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 18:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

i bought a second hand copy of sonic youth's goo, and inside was a drawing of a joint on tracing paper.

the fap where all the dudes fawned over my chick (stevie), Sunday, 25 January 2009 18:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I almost bought a tatty old copy of Alice in Wonderland because the inside cover had "Happy Christmas, Darling, love Mummy and Daddy XXXXXXX" written in it, but I decided that stupidly excessive sentimentalism wasn't a good enough reason. I now regret it. :'(

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 25 January 2009 20:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

I got a big box (45 pounds) of 60s Playboys from an Ebay store yesterday. In the auction post, the store mentioned that they hadn't looked through every magazine for defects and whatnot. So because of that I got the unlisted bonus of finding in one of the issues a personalized autographed b&w glossy headshot of Stella Stevens plus a folded pin up of her from a mid-60s issue of Variety (that had an ad for The Naked Prey on the other side).

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 25 February 2011 19:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have heard it said that people like to stash money in bibles. Seems like a good thing to check out the used bibles in the thrift stores. I haven't ever found any, tho.

Aimless, Friday, 25 February 2011 19:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

best personal find: ticket stub from Graceland

(not a book) but a former co-worker of mine once found a sheet of acid in a used fairport convention LP.

blank, Friday, 25 February 2011 21:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

That is crazy

Trip Maker, Friday, 25 February 2011 21:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

found a NYC ticket stub in a book I got here in Denver

otherwise, never really much aside from coffee stains or things that resemble boogers of a bygone era

mamma mia pizzeroni (kelpolaris), Friday, 25 February 2011 21:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

lots of bookmarks, a grocery store receipt once with a phone number on the back of it - tried calling it but it was disconnected

rendezvous then i'm through with HOOS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 25 February 2011 21:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh, and hairs. i'm always reading and wondering where the hell these big long blonde hairs are coming from.

mamma mia pizzeroni (kelpolaris), Friday, 25 February 2011 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I found a few family photos taped to the blank pages of the hardcover booklet that came with the Dock Boggs CD I bought. there's a (1950s?) polaroid of a young couple standing in front of a fireplace, a polaroid (also '50s?) of two boys and two middle aged ladies on a porch, and a color photo (1980s or '90s?) of a family (mom + dad and four kids) sitting on one side of a kitchen table. there's also a sentimental note from "Ron, Jr." to his brother Bill. all that stuff must've really hurt the resale value of the CD, because I got it for ≈$8 at a time when copies were going for ten times that much on Amazon.

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Friday, 25 February 2011 21:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would've been more impressed if the ppl in the photos were spooky Depression-era southerners. they look pretty normal as far as I can tell.

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Friday, 25 February 2011 21:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

in a library book I found one of those fake dollar bills with an angel in the place of the dead president and cutesy details like "Jesus Christ paid for all debts, public and private". I was disappointed that it wasn't actual money.

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Friday, 25 February 2011 21:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

found inside a copy of 'the man who loved children'

intrigued by the 'international visitors center'

乒乓, Sunday, 26 May 2013 19:21 (10 months ago) Permalink


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