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Found in Used Books, #1

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I bookmarked this post from The Guardian about a week and half ago, and you should check it out. It’s about “The private life of books”, a concept I love, and a series of letters found inside an old copy of Isaac Asimov tales.

It also leads nicely into an idea I’ve had a while for a feature in which I post pictures of things found in used books, of which I have a steadily growing and admired collection.

So here’s the first: a Reggie Jackson baseball card found in a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence.

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Written by Emily Jane

April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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  1. theres a guy on twitter has used bookshop that photos things he has found in books always interseting recipes photos ,postcards .is the card worth anything was reggie a good ball player ?

    winstonsdad

    April 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    • My boyfriend used to collect baseball cards, he says that since it’s an early ’90’s reissue of an older card, it isn’t worth much, but maybe it will be someday. A quick google search seems to confirm his answer 🙂 I don’t know anything about baseball, but apparently Reggie was a pretty popular player.

      Emily Jane

      April 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

  2. Love that article. And I’m looking forward more in this series. 🙂

    Bond

    April 22, 2010 at 1:33 am

  3. […] a comment » This is the second post in a series, and is also the second found item in a row relating to […]


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