This one is my submission. This book came out of our local history collection and was written by a local resident. The book is a compilation of some local legends and stories that were originally published as columns in the local papers during the late 1960s and 1970s. It’s a good choice for our library and I wouldn’t necessarily weed it.
A “helpful” patron decided to use the white space to talk about her brief encounter with the author at a local party store. For nineteen pages, our book defacer recounts, in detail, her encounter with the author at a local party store. Topics included the author’s purchase of Slimfast, pantyhose, spilled coffee, cleaning gutters, and the onset of dementia. I have seen quite a few defaced books in my time, but I think this one takes the cake for the commitment to creating a 19 page narrative within the margins and other white spaces throughout the book.
Yet another story for the local history collection.