At a recent library sale, I purchased for a dollar Van Allen Bradley’s 1958 book collecting classic, Gold in Your Attic. It’s a fun and quick read, if a bit dated.
My copy is an ex-library copy, discarded from the Josephine County Library in Grants Pass, Oregon. It’s not really worth any gold.
Sometimes, though, I find treasure in books. At the back of my copy of Gold in Your Attic, I found some “gold” to treasure and enjoy, a message for book borrowers everywhere:
The library card pocket is something one doesn’t often find in modern library books. The paper cards, with their stamped dates that revealed the frequency with which a book was checked out, have mostly been replaced with the more utilitarian but far less interesting bar code. And the pockets, like this one which acclaims its book-loving motto, have also disappeared.
I love finding unexpected “gold” like this in old books!