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SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

Are you ready for nostalgia in fresh formats? These two 2011 titles have it!

In Forgotten Bookmarks, bookseller and blogger Michael Popek delights us visually and intellectually with this collection of strange things left in old books to mark a page. Photos, letters, list, postcards and more have us imagining “the rest of the story.” Everything from a sinister “Black List” of names found in a 1900 copy of Jane Eyre to a recipe for beer and biscuits tucked into a 1979 James Bond Moonraker book is included. Open to any page and enjoy!

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston transports us to the 1920’s and Frankie’s life through the author’s use of vintage ephemera. Each page is a wonderful collage complete with Frankie’s story with its romance, heartbreak and glimpses of Vassar, New York and Paris in the ‘20’s. If you’re a scrap booker, collage maker, or a lover of a clever, romantic read, pick this book up and savor each page. Then you’ll want to do it again. This is a “graphic novel” of a completely different sort!

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