Leave a Letter in a Library Book

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Leave a Letter in a Library Book

I came across this lovely idea in a “Simple Acts of Kindness” post and thought it was a cool thing to do. It’s a bit like leaving a message in a bottle but it won’t travel as far.

There mustn’t be any harm done to the book, just slip the note inside. You could leave it in a random book or one that you love and you just want to share with someone. Fact or fiction, it doesn’t matter as long as it will make someone smile!

 

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It’s such a shame that we read books electronically more and more and so many of the libraries are closing. I have vivid childhood memories of going to change my books and leaving the library with literally more than I could carry.

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I love the smell of old books.It’s  a musty, vanilla, grassy smell, not really pleasant but so distinctive. Imagine, in a few years time, sitting with your e-reader with a candle beside you filling the room with the aroma of “old books”. Actually, new books smell really good too, I have spent many an hour sniffing the shelves in Waterstones, or is that just me?

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I think I would remain anonymous but it’s nice to give a hint and the finder can trace you if he or she wants to. It may be years or possibly never when the note is found. There may be a day in many years time when you open the rickety old laptop to find an email from someone who has found your note.

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If I had to choose a fiction book it would probably be Pride and Prejudice.

Which book would you choose to leave a note in?

What would you write on the note?

 

 

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