Mister Bookman Is On The Case

It’s straight out of a Seinfeld episode. A book enthusiast signed out The Loving Couple from a British library in 1952, and it surfaced sixty years later in a Croatian library.

A British library said a book checked out more than 60 years ago was finally returned to the facility after being found at another library in Croatia.

Vedran Levi, an employee of Dubrovnik Libraries, found a copy of The Loving Couple by Virginia Rowans in a bag of apparent donations left at the Croatian library.

He discovered the book had been checked out from the Gainsborough Community Library in Ipswich, England, in 1952. Levi mailed the book back to its original home with a note explaining the discovery.

Well, if my calculations are correct, twenty-five cents a day for sixty years comes to… $547,500. Better get your checkbook out, dude. You’re gonna need it.

3 thoughts on “Mister Bookman Is On The Case

  1. Nineteen-fifty-two was seventy years ago, not sixty. Did the guy in Croatia spend ten years reading it, or maybe tracking down where the Gainsborough Library is? Or was the UPI using Common Core math? (I can sympathize, though. I recently read that the Apollo 11 moon landing, which I remember like it was yesterday, is closer in time to World War I than it is to today.)

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