40 Times People Were So Surprised By The Things They Found In Second-Hand Books, They Just Had To Share

The treasures inside second-hand books aren’t limited to the texts they possess. From time to time, readers leave all kinds of gifts for others to discover. Some of them, like a pair of glasses, are simply forgotten between the pages but every once in a while, a good samaritan leaves behind a little thingy just to make your day. Continue scrolling through this list by Bored Panda and check out what I’m talking about for yourself! Oh, and upvote your favorite entries along the way.


Found A Little Surprise In The Library Book I Borrowed


Nothing Like Picking Up A Book And Finding A Photo (And Autograph) Of The Author Inside


These 4 And 5 Leaf Clovers I Found In This Nearly 200-Year-Old Book


I Found This In A 1949 Children’s Book I Bought Today


Found A Dried Lizard Between My Book’s Pages


Used Books Store Has A Wall Of Forgotten Bookmarks


Somewhere Back In Time, The Former Owner Of These Glasses Is Still Looking For Them

It looks like they have been in there so long, they have cracked the binding. Found in “The Story of a Fight” by Hugh Lloyd


Note Found In “The Book Of Outdoor Gardening” By Smith And Hawken ⁣

Dear Mommy, ⁣

I think that you are very very pretty. ⁣

Love, ⁣

Lacey ⁣

I love you Mommy ⁣


My Son Found A Report Card From Nearly 100 Years Ago In His Library Book


I Found This In A Random Book On The Shelves Of A Cafe


A 1970’s Plane Ticket


Found In An 1860’s Bible


In A Vintage Hemingway


Beautiful Photo Found In A Copy Of “Birds Of Alaska”


Found Tucked Between The Pages Of A Secondhand Textbook I Bought


Found This In House I’m Tearing Apart In A Book Like Someone Wanted To Keep Them Don’t Think It’s Real Money


We Found This Lovely Lady In A Book We Listed Yesterday. She Has Been Trimmed From A 19th Century Women’s Periodical Or Magazine


Found This Neat Little Metal Bookmark In “The Life Of Colonel Paul Revere” From 1909


A Message And A Coin

“Rember me

To my dear friend Hazel, keep this book and read it in your spare time. It was great fun seeing u & I hope to do this again. Until that time keep in touch.

Your friend, Juliana R”


Received At Our Donation Center. Someone’s Drug Stash In A Book


Found A Cool Surprise In My Library Book


Could Someone Explain What These Save Buttons Are Doing In The Back Of My Book?


Found In An 1860’s Era Bible


Dead Bookworm Found In A Late 16th Century Book


Found A Dog License From 1919 In “The Oregon Trail”


A 30-Year-Old Ticket Stub To Van Halen’s Monsters Of Rock Tour

The book is “Between the strokes of night”, a sci-fi book from 1985 by Charles Sheffield. This “bookmark” might be from the original owner


Things I Have Found In Books

Amongst all these letters, photos and bookmarks you will see a report from the Adult Parole Board dated 1987. The person mentioned had been in Pentridge Prison since late 1977 for a very vicious murder committed under the influence of alcohol. The eleven page report states that he was quite intelligent and articulate but had been in trouble while in prison and had been moved around the prison system.It also says that he was hoping to start a new life once released and planned on changing his name. Whether he was released, or when, is unknown as I can find no record of him after the date on the parole papers

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One Key, Tied To A String. Found In A Sealed Envelope From The Gladstone Hotel In New York City

The book was “Dr. Priestley Investigates” by John Rhode


A Charming Handmade Bookmark Found In “Little Women”


A Guy In My Japanese Class Found This In The Back Of His Book. Can Relate


Found In My Copy Of “Moby-Dick”


Found A Garden’s Worth Of Pressed Flowers And Plants In A Book From 1833

Found in volume five of “The New Testament with Commentary and Critical Notes by Adam Clarke” published by B. Waugh and T. Mason


Ambassador And Madame J. H. Van Roijen Red Cross Membership Card From 1956


Found This In A 1947 Red Cross First Aid Textbook


Found In Textbook. Guess They Were Lightening Up The Mood

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Vintage Paper Doll Pieces Found In “Joyful Songs”

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