Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Seinfeld's" "Mr. Bookman" Would Be Proud

Remember that episode of "Seinfeld," in which "Mr. Bookman" - the "library cop" (played by the great Philip Baker Hall) comes after Jerry because of his years-over-due copy of "Tropic of Cancer"?

Well, according to the Los Angeles Times, staff at a library in London were surprised and puzzled when they received a book that was 45 years overdue through their mailbox.

Alison Lawrie, the principal assistant at Dinnington Library, near northerne England's Sheffiled, says the Penquin first edition copy of "Quatermass and the Pit" by Bigel Kneal was due back on October 15, 1965.

Lawrie sad the borrower remains a mystery because the library records don't go back that far, and the sender didn't attach a letter or note with the book. She also said that the sender did not have to worry about a hefty late fee.

"Mr. Bookman" confronts Jerry in this "Seinfeld" scene from "The Library"

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