Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
Michael Popek’s Forgotten Bookmarks is an illustrated collection of what Popek has found tucked within b...more
Here are some of the items I have found in books returned to the library where I work:
His chapters are: Photographs; Letters, cards &...more
It was geared towards older things - old letter, old postcards and other ephemera. It's kind of cool to see an old letter dated in the late 1800s and wonder how long it had been stashed in a book. I also found it interesting to compare the dates of the "bookmarks" with the publication date of the books they were...more
Popek has done a wonderful job of simply showing what he's found. There is a picture of the item, sometimes a translation/typed...more
Popek has sh...more
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
At 7:30 prompt on Wednesday evening be prepared to...more
There were a lot of really interesting bookmarkers that Popek has collected over the years in this book. There were also a lot of kind of boring ones. Most of the pictures and letters from the civil war and world war II were rea...more
Everyone's taken a book out of the library and found something interesting--a receipt, a bookmark, a dollar bill. It's interesting to find a piece of someone's life, especially someone who has something in common with you. This book is a collection of those pieces of people's lives, in the form of letters, receipts, photographs, and odd things like four leaf clovers and razor blades.
I was extremely fascinated with this book, as I keep things found in library books. Some were more interesting tha...more
Not only was I fascinated by what people had used for bookmarks, but it was more interesting to see the book it matched up to. It made me think of all the bizarre and unusual things I have used for bookmarks over the years.
Most of th...more
"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 nigh...more
The formatting of the book is well done. The design of it is excellent, it is interactive without being overwhelming. I loved...more