40 Weird And Cool Things People Found Inside Second-hand Books

Published 5 years ago

Who doesn’t love old books? The cracked leather covers, the worn pages, and even that old books smell makes you wonder about its journey and how many people got to enjoy it. But it turns out there are more than just stories that they hide inside.

People are sharing the cool and weird things they found inside second-hand books and they might inspire you to visit your local library. Weird bookmarks, old photos and even vintage reading glasses – check out all the stuff people found inside old books in the gallery below!

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#1 Found A Little Surprise In The Library Book I Borrowed

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#2 Nothing Like Picking Up A Book And Finding A Photo (And Autograph) Of The Author Inside

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#3 These 4 And 5 Leaf Clovers I Found In This Nearly 200-Year-Old Book

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#4 I Found This In A 1949 Children’s Book I Bought Today

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#5 Used Books Store Has A Wall Of Forgotten Bookmarks

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#6 My Son Found A Report Card From Nearly 100 Years Ago In His Library Book

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#7 Somewhere Back In Time, The Former Owner Of These Glasses Is Still Looking For Them

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It looks like they have been in there so long, they have cracked the binding. Found in “The Story of a Fight” by Hugh Lloyd

#8 Note Found In “The Book Of Outdoor Gardening” By Smith And Hawken ⁣

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Dear Mommy, ⁣

I think that you are very very pretty. ⁣

Love, ⁣

Lacey ⁣

I love you Mommy ⁣

#9 Found A Dried Lizard Between My Book’s Pages

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#10 I Found This In A Random Book On The Shelves Of A Cafe

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#11 A 1970’s Plane Ticket

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#12 In A Vintage Hemingway

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#13 Found In An 1860’s Bible

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#14 Found Tucked Between The Pages Of A Secondhand Textbook I Bought

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#15 Found This Neat Little Metal Bookmark In “The Life Of Colonel Paul Revere” From 1909

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#16 Beautiful Photo Found In A Copy Of “Birds Of Alaska”

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#17 Found This In House I’m Tearing Apart In A Book Like Someone Wanted To Keep Them Don’t Think It’s Real Money

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#18 A Message And A Coin


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“Rember me

To 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”

#19 We Found This Lovely Lady In A Book We Listed Yesterday. She Has Been Trimmed From A 19th Century Women’s Periodical Or Magazine

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#20 My Mother Found A 108-Year-Old Ticket To A Fair In An Old Book Being Used As A Bookmark

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#21 Found A Cool Surprise In My Library Book

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#22 Received At Our Donation Center. Someone’s Drug Stash In A Book

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#23 Found In An 1860’s Era Bible

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#24 Found A Dog License From 1919 In “The Oregon Trail”

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#25 Could Someone Explain What These Save Buttons Are Doing In The Back Of My Book?

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#26 One Key, Tied To A String. Found In A Sealed Envelope From The Gladstone Hotel In New York City

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The book was “Dr. Priestley Investigates” by John Rhode

#27 Dead Bookworm Found In A Late 16th Century Book

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#28 A Guy In My Japanese Class Found This In The Back Of His Book. Can Relate

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#29 A Charming Handmade Bookmark Found In “Little Women”

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#30 Things I Have Found In Books

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Amongst 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 papers

#31 A 30-Year-Old Ticket Stub To Van Halen’s Monsters Of Rock Tour

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The book is “Between the strokes of night”, a sci-fi book from 1985 by Charles Sheffield. This “bookmark” might be from the original owner

#32 Found In My Copy Of “Moby-Dick”

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#33 Found This In A 1947 Red Cross First Aid Textbook

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#34 Found In Textbook. Guess They Were Lightening Up The Mood

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#35 Found A Garden’s Worth Of Pressed Flowers And Plants In A Book From 1833

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Found in volume five of “The New Testament with Commentary and Critical Notes by Adam Clarke” published by B. Waugh and T. Mason

#36 That Time Edgar Allan Poe Fell Out Of My Library Book. This Academic Baby Daddy Just Made My Day

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#37 Sometimes What You Find In An Old Book Is A Bit More Exciting Than The Old Book Itself

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#38 Ambassador And Madame J. H. Van Roijen Red Cross Membership Card From 1956

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#39 Vintage Paper Doll Pieces Found In “Joyful Songs”

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#40 Favorite Photos I’ve Found Left In Books

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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