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Better Late than Never?


How late is too late to return a book to the library? For one library in Napa County, California, the answer is never: After it was checked out 96 years ago, a historical book was turned in to the establishment by a mystery man.


The book — A History of the United States by Benson Lossing — doesn’t have a spine and the pages are “falling apart,” according to Chris Kreiden, director of the St. Helena Public Library where the artifact was returned. As worn as it is, the old text appears to have the special beauty (and likely, the nostalgic scent) that only belongs to old books.


So how did this book make its way back to the library nearly a century later? Click Here



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