A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
By Michael Popek
Perigee Books, Hardcover, 9780399537011, 182pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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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.