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Secret Lives Of Second-Hand Books

I buy tons of second-hand books. Partly for price, and partly for the inscriptions, notes in the margin, library stamps, and the occasional receipt for a sandwich or bus ticket, that has been used as a bookmark. 219 more words


Were you taught to not write or mark your books when you were growing up? Teachers especially stressed that the books loaned to us for class had to be reused the next year and the year after that. 220 more words


Mystery Monday: A Ben Franklin Signature?

Welcome to the POP Blog’s first “Mystery Monday” post, a weekly series of provenance related mysteries that you are invited to help solve.  For more about the Provenance Online Project (POP) and this blog, please see the… 665 more words

Poetry in Santa Maria del Populo in Rome

I happened on this gem of Latin poetry in Rome in the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Populo, with the help of Tyler Lansford’s book, … 416 more words


Biking at the National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
This weekend I was at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with a friend of mine- +Riken Gala. This is my verdict on the National Park. 547 more words


Second-hand inscriptions

The other day I was feeling particularly sentimental, so I did what any normal person would do in that situation– I went to a second-hand bookstore, bought a Nora Ephron book, and sat at the harbour for three hours reading it.

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