Library Book Returned 25 Years Late!

Library Book Returned 25 Years Late!

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The Waverly Council Library took to Twitter to share a note from a patron who returned a copy of Philosophy for Beginners by Richard Osborne…25 YEARS LATE! When they finally returned the book, the patron included a nice handwritten note: How could we be mad? pic.twitter.com/ESzgBGtq52 — Waverley Council (@WaverleyCouncil) September 25, 2019       At the rate of 30 cents per day for overdue books, this forgetful library patron would be facing a bill for about $2,700. Luckily for them, most libraries cap fines at $10-20.   Image via Amazon.com   Did the borrower take twenty-five-years to finish the …

Overdue Library Book Returned After 40 Years

Overdue Library Book Returned After 40 Years

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Clifford Lindsey Alderman’s Symbols of Magic Amulets and Talismans is a great book—so great in fact that this one anonymous reader took it out for no less than forty-one years!   Image Via Amazon Kirkus Reviews might have called this examination of charms of the past and present that “the information is poorly organized and unevenly detailed,” but someone must have liked it. Or, more than likely, forgotten about it completely.     But forty-one years? Honestly, that’s not the longest overdue library book we’ve seen on Bookstr. Right now 82 years bites the cake, but we’ll add it to the ongoing …

Patron Returns 53-Year-Overdue Library Book

Patron Returns 53-Year-Overdue Library Book

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It’s 1966 (not really, but just go with it), Lyndon Johnson is president, Vietnam protests are in full swing, and you’re 13 years old. Walking into your local library, you scan your school’s book shelves until you eye Lewis Gannett’s The Family Book Of Verse. Image Via Amazon It’s a poetry collection, and in the introduction Lewis Gannett explains that the poems were selected based on how they enjoyable they were and how pleasing to the ear they were if read aloud. It’s a book any child could get into – and so you check it out. Then life happens. Image …