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Odd, Yet Wholesome Things People Use As Bookmarks (30 Pics)

Back before you flush half your day down the toilet called Instagram, people read books. I used to read a couple of books a month before the internet was in my pocket. I even had the same cool, and sort of wholesome bookmark for years. A pic of me and my grandfather fishing. Miss you, G-Pa.

1. 1950s Book Advertisement used as a bookmark in a old cook book my grandma gave me.

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2. Found in an Edgar Allen Poe Anthology. Heartwarming. The “minion” mentioned is this bookmark. 🙂

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3. Dunno if it was used as a bookmark, but the front and back of a bible study invite, found in a book based on serial killers Leonard lake and Charles Ng.

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4. Matted photograph, found in “The Philosophy of History” by Rev. A. Schade. Published by the author, 1899.

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5. Two post cards (one paper, one leather) found in a very old book at a garage sale, postmarked 1906.

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6. I sure hope Marge got a chance to read this before it came to me.

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7. Circa 1880 Methodist bookmark, found in an 1885 book.

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8. Found this in the french translation of Lolita, but I hope it’s from another book. It says, “as a memory of good days spent together (if you have already read this book, send it back through Mrs *?*, my librarian will exchange it)”.

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9. Turns out her appointment wasn’t for 5 more years.

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10. When Life Gives You Lululemons.

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11. Newspaper clipping in The Ultimate Evil

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12. In a book about demons and witchcraft.

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13. As a librarian, I see a lot of forgotten bookmarks. The one I found today in this book is a new favorite.

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14. Found a postcard from 1979 in a copy of Little Fires Everywhere that I borrowed from the library. I collect postcards so this is amazing!

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15. A McDonalds receipt from 1996 in a book that my grandpa gave me (this receipt is 3 years older than me!)

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16. Self defence guide forgotten bookmark!

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17. A 4 leaf clover in a german songbook.

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18. Cool vintage bookmark I found.

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19. Film offer in the title page, Clue cards in page 152. Stephen King’s Dark Half.

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20. Found in a book published in 1899.

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21. Found in an old WW1 book.

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22. “Reward of Merit” found in a 1901 “Masters of Art” booklet,

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23. Children’s book from 1977 still has promotional Band-Aids inside

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24. Found in the book “A Game of Thrones” at a Goodwill in Atlanta, Georgia. It reads “what if they don’t love me back?” And “Ah, but what if they do..”

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25. Three drawings of a unicorn found in „The Last Unicorn“ (’83)

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26. Weird Al concert ticket used to bookmark a Harry Potter book. Pretty good summary of who I was a decade ago.

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27. In a bible from the 1940s.

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28. Found in a copy of The Secret Life of Bees. 🙂

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29. Lock of hair from 1879 “from a friend” found in a book about the meaning of flowers.

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30. Found someone’s 116 year old travel itinerary tucked in an antique Guidebook to Paris.

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