Forgotten Bookmarks

A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages

by Michael Popek

Forgotten Bookmarks

Hardcover, 182 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $18.95 | purchase

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The blogger behind forgottenbookmarks.com shares the unexpected keepsakes he's discovered between the pages of the books sold in his family's used book store, including photos, ticket stubs, old recipes, notes, valentines and unmailed letters.

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As we move away from physical books, I think it's interesting to remind ourselves of the different ways we are attached to books as objects. Michael Popek's collection reminds us of the role of books as repository — for storage, safekeeping, secret-keeping — and that old books can be a window into another era or another mind.

Popek has worked in his family's used bookstore since he was 8 years old; over the years he has amassed a collection of photos, notes, receipts and much more

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