Have You Ever Left Something in a Book for Another Reader?


I saw this picture and post on the Facebook page of The Reading Room and thought it was interesting. I wanted to share it with you all! Have you ever left something in a book (on purpose) for another reader, like this note? Or have you ever left something in a book accidentally? Ooh, have you ever found something in a book, like a note or something else?

The only time I remember intentionally leaving something in a book was when I gave a friend (who was moving far away) a book – I left a note at the end. I don’t think I’ve accidentally left anything behind in a book in a long time. After working in a library for a few years, I’ve developed a habit of flipping through books – either when returning them to the library or returning/loaning to a friend.


Personally, I’ve only found bookmarks, receipts, or blank pieces of paper (bookmarks) in books that I get from the library or used bookstore. When I worked at the library, though, I found all kinds of things!!

I think it would be kind of cool to find a note like these in a book! So, I’m going to try to remember to do this on occasion! I really like this idea! So, have any of you ever left or found a note (or something else) in a book? What did you leave or find?




  1. says

    I’ve never found anything in a book before…like ever. But if I found a note and said grab tissues or stop reading, I would die! And by die I mean, that’s kinda cool provided the note didn’t have spoilers! *snickers* I mostly use my e-reader so I don’t know how many opportunities I will have to leave someone a note but if the opportunity presents itself, I will. :)

  2. Tricia says

    Yeah, can’t really leave a note with an e-book & I use my Kindle a lot too!! I agree, definitely no spoilers in a note!! That would totally suck! I’m going to try to remember this though & leave a few notes here and there. It’s hard with library books too, because if the library staff is on the ball, they’ll clean out the notes! ;-) Thanks for commenting!! Happy reading!!

  3. Tricia says

    I think it’s a fun idea & I definitely want to do it sometime! Soooo, the next book I loan you may or may not have a note in it, LOL!! Thanks for stopping by! :-D

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