Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coupons for a 1980 book fair in Baltimore

Tucked away inside a paperback copy of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," I found a handful of blue coupons and a yellow bookmark for a book fair that was held on St. Paul Street in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1980.1

The text states: "12 coupons may be exchanged for one free paperback book -- value to $1.95. (No Magazines)."

Alas, I only have seven coupons. No free book for me. (Plus, of course, the fair ended three decades ago.)

I don't know if this particular book fair still exists, but Baltimore has a snazzy-looking annual book festival, which will be held in late September this year.

1. 1980 was also a leap year. Nice coincidence for the Feb. 29 post!

1 comment:

  1. "Waiting for Godot" is one of my favorites! Sorry to hear you don't get a free book though.