Archive for the ‘Found in Used Books’ Category
Big Corn Island, Caribbean 2005
San Diego, California 2002
It was very difficult to get decent pictures of these with iPhoto that didn’t distort the image with glare and whatnot, so I’m afraid these do Christopher Wilson a serious disservice. Check out his website for an idea of what his stuff is actually meant to look like!
A business card for one Judith Evans from Argentina, found in a copy of Regeneration, by Pat Barker:
Also found a blank sticker in there, but it’s not really anything to look at.
A two-sided laminated photographer’s card/bookmark (?) found in a copy of Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, which I admit to half-heartedly slogging through right now.
A shopping list, found in a used copy of Anna Karenin, by Leo Tolstoy. This is one of my favorite found objects so far because it’s the most personal.
It’s actually written on yellow notebook paper, but I made the picture black and white so it’s easier to read.
A picture of a hummingbird cut out from a small calendar, found in a copy of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
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.