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Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages Hardcover – November 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; First Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399537015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399537011
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Popek studied literature at Bennington College before rejoining his family's used-book business. He lives and works in Oneonta, New York, with his wife, dog, and cat.

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Michael Popek is the 33 year-old manager of a family-run used and rare bookstore in Oneonta, N.Y. He has been in the book business since junior high school, when his father bought a vanload of used books at an auction and decided to see if there was any money to be made off them. Since then, his family has built a successful used-book business that combines a brick-and-mortar location with an online presence that ships books all over the world. As manager of the bookstore, Popek buys books from libraries, estates and individuals on a regular basis. His first Forgotten Bookmark, which he posted in June 2007, was a handwritten note found in a paperback copy of "The Blind Assasin" by Margaret Atwood. Since that post, more than 700 items have been featured on the website.

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It is a very entertaining and interesting book.
Anne-Marie
He has done a great job of replicating his finds in picture format.
Psychic One
A really great find for my book loving daughter!!
Kimberly K. Wells

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Psychic One on November 22, 2011
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I have waited for a book like this for years! As hokey as it may sound I fell asleep with this book across my chest with a big smile on my face! It has always been a dream of mine to own a book store and a flower shop. They both smell so good! As a collector of old and new books the rare times I have found a treasure left behind in an old book or photo album has been priceless to me. Now I have a book so well put together of the many finds of a book store seller! Mr. Popek has done a wonderful job of replicating his finds between the pages. From the Introduction of this book to the last page titled "Thanks" this book is priceless. The photography is spectacular. He has done a great job of replicating his finds in picture format. The letters left behind are easy to read. Each and every page takes to to a time in history and into the hearts and minds of those long gone. You will find,
Letters written but I guess some never meant to be read by strangers, such as "Dear Jennie" dated 1882 "Oh to married. Just think of that first night......,
Poems,
Photos,
Post cards,
Old labels,
Drawings,
Recipes,one for beer bread I will try!
Diplomas,
Birth Certificates,
and so much more!
Be prepared to shed a tear or two but in a good way. The only thing missing is the smell of times gone but that's OK. Mr. Popek has done a wonderful job in placing you in a time forgotten.
I thank him.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Ebeling on December 8, 2011
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Forgotten Bookmarks is a delight for anyone who has found something left behind by the previous owner of a used book. Many years ago, I began stashing commercial bookmarks found in used copies. When I began buying older hardbound versions of classics to replace crumbling paperbacks from my school days, I found, for instance, a baby's photograph, circa 1930s, in a copy of Robinson Crusoe. It's been fun, and I have "curated" my collection in my book journals, but of late, I haven't found so many treasures. I think it's because Michael Popek, a blogger who manages his family's used book service and store, has gotten there before me. But that's okay because his book, Forgotten Bookmarks, shares his finds.

The book offers up pictures of the items and the books in which they were found, some of them ironic pairings. There are many letters, for which the author provides typescripts. If it is flat, it has been used as a bookmark and or hidden in a book and accidentally left behind. That would include some banned substances, too.

The book is modest in size, and there is no removable dust jacket. That said, the book design is creative and well executed. Popek resists the temptation to overanalyze or clutter the pages with his own text. He leaves us to marvel at how it is we can learn about a complete stranger by the book they have left behind. It is an enriching experience missed by those who read new, audio or e-books exclusively.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Zimmermann on February 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Title: Forgotten Bookmarks - A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
Author: Michael Popek
Rating: 5/5 Stars

It's been a few months since I received this book. It was a Christmas present from my girlfriend and I've been looking it over ever since. This week I finally got to the closing sections of the book and finished it. What's great about this book, though, is that it's not the type of book one can ever finish; not in the sense of "oh I've read that already I don't want to reread it." There's much to be found in this book and it'll take a few looks through to capture all of it's magic.

Forgotten Bookmarks was first a blog created in 2007 by Michael Popek, a bookseller based in Oneonta, NY. He runs "Popeks Used and Rare Books," a business started by his parents. Being a bookseller puts Popek in the position of buying and receiving all sorts of books. They can vary from antique editions of great classics to the latest bestselling novel. This book is about more than the books though. This book, and the blog that started it all, is about what was left inside of the books. There are many hidden treasures to be found in between the pages, and there is just a sampling of wonderful discoveries here.

My collection of books consists mainly of used book purchases from various places around New York. I have found my share of business cards, inscriptions, a few photographs, etc. This is what lead me to so much enjoyment of this book. It was a window into another book lover's cabinet of curiosities. A funny thing about finding the site was that I discovered it a few weeks after creating my own Tumblr blog where I post my own findings.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lumierette on September 1, 2012
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I'm a lover and collector of books and almost anything to do with them fascinates me so I thought this particular book would be right up my alley. It's certainly a lovely collection of book bound ephemera but for some reason the items didn't quite grab me, and I soon lost interest. Perhaps it had something to do with the design and layout of the book which was a little tacky? I also thought it would have worked better in a larger format rather than a normal paperback size.
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