Forgotten Bookmarks

Forgotten Bookmarks

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

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Perigee, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780399537011
Branch Call Number: 790.132 POPEK
Characteristics: ix, 182 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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With descriptive photos, transcriptions, and narratives, Popek documents his most interesting finds as a bookseller -- a vast array of forgotten objects between the pages. This collection offers a fun and picturesque journey for any book lover.

KCLSRecommends Jun 17, 2014

Precisely what it sounds like: Popek has worked in bookstores for decades and here reproduces so many of the odd bookmarks (and which books they were in) that he has run across over the years. Everything from handwritten notes, 4-leaf clovers, photographs, hairnets, beer coasters, razor blades and much more!


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