Link Du Jour: Forgotten Bookmarks
I’ve mentioned it in these pages before, but the strangest bookmark story I have is when a student came up to me, holding a picture of me, explaining that he had found the photo in his library book. It turns out I had checked that book out the previous summer, marked the page with what was closest at hand (because I always have pictures of myself nearby?) and forgot all about it.
Forgotten Bookmarks is like that story in blog form. A rare and used bookseller documents the funny, poignant, and crazy things found marking the pages of books. Letters from 1934, photos of Montezuma, and Garbage Pail Kid trading cards – it’s a fascinating mix. Click the image below to check it out.
(Thanks to A Year of Reading and At the Libraries for the link)
Filed under: Link Du Jour
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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