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 …

Library Book Returned 82 Years Late!

Library Book Returned 82 Years Late!

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This week, a book was returned to the library whence it came—eighty-two years after it was due.   Better late than never !! It took nearly 82 years, but the book ‘The White Owl’ by Annie M.P. Smithson finally found its way back home to Donegal Library Services. The book was returned to Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair on Friday morning after being on loan since 1937. pic.twitter.com/8AvUD2D7K5 — Donegal County Library (@DonegalLibrary) May 19, 2019   Yes, that Tweet is from the Donegal Library Services, complete with pictures of the esteemed book The White Owl.   Image Via Irish Mirror Full …