Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Best of AM - Forgotten Bookmarks

This is a post about a "used" bookstore in Oneonta, NY, about an hour from where I live.  I first wrote this in August of 2009.  Some two and one half years after this original post, I still follow them on Twitter - the man who runs this store is one "awesome dude".   I hope to visit the store one day.


Forgotten Bookmarks

Have you ever taken a book out of the library or bought a used book at a library book sale and found an interesting piece of paper someone had used as a bookmark? I have but never anything more interesting than a gas receipt, or a mundane shopping list.

Not the person at Forgotten Bookmarks who has devoted a blog to all those "forgotten bookmarks" There is another upcoming blog also, devoted specifically to recipes found on these forgotten bookmarks.

The author's introduction "I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people everyday. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books." To me the best part is doing a job you love and being able to connect with other people with your discoveries and observations. I've had a secret dream of working in a bookstore for a long time but the older I get, the less literary I seem to be -and I was never that literary to begin with. I love to read, but not the classics. I love to handle old books because they are a link to our past.

This site is a must for bookworms, students of history, and people who love to handle the past. Thank you, Blogs of Note, for directing me to this site.

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