Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's not every day that I get to rip a book up

Yeah, that's right, I ripped a book apart today.  Is your jaw on the floor?  It was totally sanctioned and my boss even gave me the instrument of destruction: a letter opener.  Ok, ok, I was tearing it up because the pages didn't get cut apart when it was printed so they were all folded up on each other.  So really I was helping the book out.  I'm not gonna lie, it was kind of fun but I was glad that the book was only about 80-some-odd pages as it got kinda old after the first 70.  I found a couple of other neat books today, too.  One was just postcards.  It wasn't really bound, but rather in a sort of portfolio kind of thing with 7 postcards in it.  The other book find of the day was a book that had 2 original lithographs in the back of it.  Needless to say, that got added to the rare books collection

Today's mileage: 3.01 mi


  1. It's a good thing we don't live in the 18th or 19th centuries, when books were commonly sold to readers uncut. It would be so tedious! So hey, when are you coming back to G'ville? I was thinking of getting a group together to see Anything Goes at the GCP--Tomás is the male lead!

  2. Ooh, nice find, Tomiko! I will be back August 13th - will the play still be on then?

  3. Darn, no...I think it runs only until the end of July. There will be other plays to catch him in, I'm sure!