Left in Books

A Collection of Used Book Ephemera

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This card was found, perhaps unsurprisingly, in this book.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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These weren’t found in the same book. But, weirdly, I like them together. 

These weren’t found in the same book. But, weirdly, I like them together. 

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This postcard of a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens was found in this book. I find the contrast interesting.

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This poem was found in a book about-what else?-Buddhism. What I especially like is the verse on cowards who are “losers in life”. It seems kind of angry for a faith that rejects anger. But I like the poem.

This poem was found in a book about-what else?-Buddhism. What I especially like is the verse on cowards who are “losers in life”. It seems kind of angry for a faith that rejects anger. But I like the poem.

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A beautiful old postcard found in a copy of “The Brothers Karamazov” published by Random House (Modern Library College Edition) in 1950.

A beautiful old postcard found in a copy of “The Brothers Karamazov” published by Random House (Modern Library College Edition) in 1950.

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This unintentionally funny inscription was found in a self-published book. I’ve whited out the author’s signature. The cover is like a bad horror movie even though it’s a memoir. And while it made me laugh at first, now I find it kind of sad.
What I’m wondering is, how did this come into my shop? Governor Huckabee is about 1,000 miles from Brooklyn.

This unintentionally funny inscription was found in a self-published book. I’ve whited out the author’s signature. The cover is like a bad horror movie even though it’s a memoir. And while it made me laugh at first, now I find it kind of sad.

What I’m wondering is, how did this come into my shop? Governor Huckabee is about 1,000 miles from Brooklyn.

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This sweet inscription was found on the inside front cover of this photo retrospective of New York, “Once Upon a City”, published by Macmillan in 1958.