Last Friday night, I went out to dinner with my cousin Donny. He’s my mom’s age so I call him my uncle, even though he’s really a cousin. I met him at his mother’s apartment downtown. She passed away in December and he’s in the process of fixing the place up to be sold.
Donny let me take three books from her collection–a Jimmy Breslin novel; a collection of letters by the legendary editor Maxwell Perkins; and Liebling Abroad, a collection of war and food writing by one of our of most influencial journalists.
I didn’t find any bookmarks in them, but Michael Popek, more commonly known around these parts as “unmoderated,” sent me a link to his terrific blog about the hidden treasures that are left in books: forgottenbookmarks.com. Michael runs a used bookstore so he comes across a lot of interesting momentos.
Check, check it out.