While doing this though she came across all sorts of items readers had used as bookmarks and forgot to remove: photographs, business cards, flyers, children’s drawings, train timetables, postcards, wedding invitations….
Mavis asked what to do with these objects. She was told they should be binned. Which she did. For about a week.
“As the rule made no sense to me I ignored it and started to collect them”, Mavis says .
“I didn’t have any sort of plan but something told me that maybe one day even one person could be reunited with a treasured photograph or perhaps a keepsake they thought was lost forever”.
Today is that day.
Many of the items Mavis held onto are the focal point of an exhibition ‘Lost in a good book’, currently on display in Central Library, until 11th June.
Will you see something that looks familiar?