People love buying used books because you feel like a part of something, a past that’s put its mark in the book’s pages and binding.
Most of the time, you don’t know exactly who else has read the book, unless you find some sort of inscription, which is where The Book Inscription Project comes in.
The blog collects the best personal inscriptions out there, letting us glimpse the lives of others in sometimes heartfelt, sometimes funny ways.
Take, for example, the inscription in Elliott Smith by Autumn de Wilde: For Tara, Because no one ever gave you a book with an inscription before, because you love photographs, because we are obsessed with Elliott, and because I’m in love with the world through the eyes of a girl. -Seth
Or the inscription in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It reads: MACK….IN A TIME OF NON HEROES AND ANTIHEROES, A TRUE HERO, A REAL MAN. I’M SURE YOU’LL LOVE HIM AS I DO. AFTER ALL, HOW CAN WE HELP BUT LOVE GOD?
Kind of makes us want to write in everything we have now. What shall we write in our copy of Smokin’ Seventeen?