Postcard found in a book.

We’re all having a ball.

PS. I’ve decided to stop blacking out first names. Last names and addresses will still be blacked out for privacy purposes.

Tip: Read Renata Adler. Speedboat, too!
From our friendsnyrbclassics:


Bartók was what he played, Bartók and Telemann. But what moved him was Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville. What lifted his spirits one season was I’ve Got a Pair of Brand New Roller Skates, You’ve Got a Brand New Key.
—Renata Adler, Pitch Dark

Purchased at Strand Bookstore in New York City.
As always: If you have a photo of an NYRB Classic posed with a cup of coffee or tea, send it to this address and we’ll add it to the Classics and Coffee Club series. And let us know where you bought or borrowed the book from—we’d be glad to shout out places that stock NYRB Classics.

Tip: Read Renata Adler. Speedboat, too!

From our friends
nyrbclassics
:

Bartók was what he played, Bartók and Telemann. But what moved him was Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville. What lifted his spirits one season was I’ve Got a Pair of Brand New Roller Skates, You’ve Got a Brand New Key.

—Renata Adler, Pitch Dark

Purchased at Strand Bookstore in New York City.

As always: If you have a photo of an NYRB Classic posed with a cup of coffee or tea, send it to this address and we’ll add it to the Classics and Coffee Club series. And let us know where you bought or borrowed the book from—we’d be glad to shout out places that stock NYRB Classics.

Illustration found in a book.

Photo from This Noble Flame: An Anthology of a Hungarian Newspaper in America 1902–1982.

Marriage proposal found in a book.
(Extra points for the serial comma.)

Underlined and annotated passage Siddharthaby Hermann Hesse, page 115.

Postcard found in Arthur Miller’s Timebends.

Underlined passage, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, page 34.

Letter to the Strand.
More from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, page 148.