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57 Years Later, Even the Library Had Stopped Counting the Fines

“In her 20th-floor apartment on the East Side of Manhattan, on a recent Saturday afternoon, Barbara Roston was busy explaining that she was definitely not a thief.“It was a youthful indiscretion,” she said, “I didn’t mean to steal it.”And yet, there it was, sitting on her desk: A faded green copy of “Gone With the Wind,” by Margaret Mitchell, that belonged to the Brooklyn Public Library. It was 57 years overdue.” (via The New York Times)

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