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

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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 www.forgottenbookmarks.com, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399537011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 391,185
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 5.68 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Popek studied literature at Bennington College before rejoining his family's used-book business. He lives and works in Oneonta, New York, with his wife, dog, and cat.

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  • Posted April 16, 2014

    Catchy Title

    Who hasn't found something when reading a book, either from a bookstore, library, etc? Anyway, this was interesting, seeing what was found in a book. Also, catchy title.

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  • Posted February 12, 2013

    I absolutely LOVED looking through this book! So many interestin

    I absolutely LOVED looking through this book!
    So many interesting finds. Some sad, some interesting, some funny.
    I am curious if the author has tried to reunite some of these old letters with family members of some of these people. What a treat that would be!
    I like how the author included one of his own forgotten bookmarks, and also the research and extra information he found on some.
    I found the old letters/notes especially fascinating!
    This is one book I will pick up again and again!
    I plan to go through my own bookshelves to see if I have any hidden treasures in there!
    I like how the book was set up. With scanned photos of the "bookmarks", and the covers of the books they were found in.
    I also liked how they re-wrote some that were difficult to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Great, fun, intriguing read

    This is a great book for anyone who loves books, stories, mysteries and artifacts of times gone by. The author, a used-book seller, has collected a treasure trove of objects found in the books that come in to his shop. The items -- everything from razor blades to old family photos -- are pictured along with the books in which they were found. The book is a companion volume to the author's blog of the same name, but offers many items never before seen on the blog. Fun to page through, or to sit down and spend time with, just like the blog. Makes a great gift!

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Can't wait!

    Cannot wait to get this on Nov. 1 - already preordered! Love the blog! Such interesting items he finds!

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