Word To The Wise


Bookmark, small illustration at the top, text reads:

This card is meant to keep your place in this book. Please use it.

The true book-lover does not turn down leaves, nor bend them and does not leave a book lying open on its face, nor break its back in opening it.

I love my books. "A word to the wise is sufficient." 

Found in "Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Hidden Staircase" by Carolyn Keene. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1930.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Julie Laughlin, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Signed copies of my two books FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS and HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Christmas Cheer


I've been saving up all the Christmas and New Year's cards I've found over the last year, here's the first of the batch.

Found in "Castle Craneycrow" by George Barr McCutcheon. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1902.

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The Future's So Bright


Pair of thin plastic "drop in" sunglasses.

Found in "Walks and Rambles in Dutchess and Putnam Counties" by Peggy Turco. Published by Backcountry, 1990.

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Giveaway winner

This week's book giveaway winner was @buttoncounter, who entered on Instagram.

Thanks to all who all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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