The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ephemera Wall: Not Work Safe (If you look reeeal close)

Baseball cards, love notes, pressed flowers, indecent photographs--and sometimes cash--have all drifted to me from the pages of old books. If you're a book buyer you should always "fan" (either flip through with the thumb, or gently shake out) a book you're considering for purchase before you put it down.

Every used bookstore I've worked in (or heard of) has a wall full of these curious treasures. Here's mine:

Still on my first layer but it's coming along. I will post new items as they find me. I'd love to see other people's walls or hear stories about peculiar finds.

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