40 Times People Were So Surprised By The Things They Found In Second-Hand Books, They Just Had To Share

40 Times People Were So Surprised By The Things They Found In Second-Hand Books, They Just Had To Share

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The treasures inside second-hand books aren’t limited to the texts they possess. From time to time, readers leave all kinds of gifts for others to discover. Some of them, like a pair of glasses, are simply forgotten between the pages but every once in a while, a good samaritan leaves behind a little thingy just to make your day. Continue scrolling through this list by Bored Panda and check out what I’m talking about for yourself! Oh, and upvote your favorite entries along the way.#1 Found A Little Surprise In The Library Book I BorrowedImage credits: jahrom#2 Nothing Like Picking Up A Book And Finding A Photo (And Autograph) Of The Author InsideImage credits: jennabunnykins#3 These 4 And 5 Leaf Clovers I Found In This Nearly 200-Year-Old BookImage credits: sethyy12345#4 I Found This In A 1949 Children’s Book I Bought TodayImage credits: stitch-witchery#5 Found A Dried Lizard Between My Book’s PagesImage credits: MOstred#6 Used Books Store Has A Wall Of Forgotten BookmarksImage credits: KaiF1SCH#7 Somewhere Back In Time, The Former Owner Of These Glasses Is Still Looking For ThemIt looks like they have been in there so long, they have cracked the binding. Found in “The Story of a Fight” by Hugh LloydImage credits: forgottenbookmarks#8 Note Found In “The Book Of Outdoor Gardening” By Smith And Hawken ⁣Dear Mommy, ⁣I think that you are very very pretty. ⁣Love, ⁣Lacey ⁣I love you Mommy ⁣Image credits: inusedbooks#9 My Son Found A Report Card From Nearly 100 Years Ago In His Library BookImage credits: Carel16#10 A 1970’s Plane TicketImage credits: PointsGenerator#11 I Found This In A Random Book On The Shelves Of A CafeImage credits: Dangjasondang#12 Found In An 1860’s BibleImage credits: tenglempls#13 In A Vintage HemingwayImage credits: cassodragon#14 Beautiful Photo Found In A Copy Of “Birds Of Alaska”Image credits: queen_ghost#15 Found Tucked Between The Pages Of A Secondhand Textbook I BoughtImage credits: HopelessQuantic#16 Found This In House I’m Tearing Apart In A Book Like Someone Wanted To Keep Them Don’t Think It’s Real MoneyImage credits: zangoku#17 We Found This Lovely Lady In A Book We Listed Yesterday. She Has Been Trimmed From A 19th Century Women’s Periodical Or MagazineImage credits: rookebooks#18 A Message And A Coin”Rember meTo my dear friend Hazel, keep this book and read it in your spare time. It was great fun seeing u & I hope to do this again. Until that time keep in touch.Your friend, Juliana R”Image credits: MissGoldenDragon#19 Found This Neat Little Metal Bookmark In “The Life Of Colonel Paul Revere” From 1909Image credits: forgottenbookmarks#20 Found A Cool Surprise In My Library BookImage credits: k80k80k80#21 Could Someone Explain What These Save Buttons Are Doing In The Back Of My Book?Image credits: dangerlopez#22 Received At Our Donation Center. Someone’s Drug Stash In A BookImage credits: friendssfpl#23 Found In An 1860’s Era BibleImage credits: tenglempls#24 Dead Bookworm Found In A Late 16th Century BookImage credits: chimx#25 A 30-Year-Old Ticket Stub To Van Halen’s Monsters Of Rock TourThe book is “Between the strokes of night”, a sci-fi book from 1985 by Charles Sheffield. This “bookmark” might be from the original ownerImage credits: Kindred359#26 Things I Have Found In BooksAmongst all these letters, photos and bookmarks you will see a report from the Adult Parole Board dated 1987. The person mentioned had been in Pentridge Prison since late 1977 for a very vicious murder committed under the influence of alcohol. The eleven page report states that he was quite intelligent and articulate but had been in trouble while in prison and had been moved around the prison system.It also says that he was hoping to start a new life once released and planned on changing his name. Whether he was released, or when, is unknown as I can find no record of him after the date on the parole papersImage credits: born.to.shop.books#27 A Charming Handmade Bookmark Found In “Little Women”Image credits: forgottenbookmarks#28 Found A Dog License From 1919 In “The Oregon Trail”Image credits: unmoderated#29 My Mother Found A 108-Year-Old Ticket To A Fair In An Old Book Being Used As A BookmarkImage credits: The_Law_Giver#30 Found In My Copy Of “Moby-Dick”Image credits: Booksandcards#31 Found A Garden’s Worth Of Pressed Flowers And Plants In A Book From 1833Found in volume five of “The New Testament with Commentary and Critical Notes by Adam Clarke” published by B. Waugh and T. MasonImage credits: unmoderated#32 One Key, Tied To A String. Found In A Sealed Envelope From The Gladstone Hotel In New York CityThe book was “Dr. Priestley Investigates” by John RhodeImage credits: forgottenbookmarks#33 Ambassador And Madame J. H. Van Roijen Red Cross Membership Card From 1956Image credits: uair01#34 A Guy In My Japanese Class Found This In The Back Of His Book. Can RelateImage credits: funkystuhero#35 Found In Textbook. Guess They Were Lightening Up The MoodImage credits: reddit.com#36 Found This In A 1947 Red Cross First Aid TextbookImage credits: RayRayWaters#37 That Time Edgar Allan Poe Fell Out Of My Library Book. This Academic Baby Daddy Just Made My DayImage credits: megsbentley#38 Sometimes What You Find In An Old Book Is A Bit More Exciting Than The Old Book ItselfImage credits: jennifer.rojeanne#39 Vintage Paper Doll Pieces Found In “Joyful Songs”Image credits: inusedbooks#40 Favorite Photos I’ve Found Left In BooksImage credits: isnotacrayon

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