My book, lost and found

last and found

I always interested in architecture, about twenty yeas ago I found a book, “Toronto carved in stone” which full with interesting facts on the historical buildings of Toronto. I took it to work and showed it to my then co-worker, another designer. She was as excited as I was and asked to borrow it among other books I had brought in. That was the last time I ever seen those books again. Although she mentioned a few times she still has my books and meant to bring them back to me, somehow I knew she has no intention to return them. Eventually, both of us left the company and we lost contact.
Ten years ago, at one of my art opening she showed up. I was surprised and happy to see her. We catch up to what we been doing since we left the company. She has remarried and brought her young son to my show. After some more small talk she brought up the books she still has and I could tell she has been feeling guilty of the non return books. In order to erase her guilt, I told her not to worry but to keep the books.
The last twenty years, whenever I in a used book store I would look for my missing book but always left empty hand. My book has long been out of print since I brought it and became hard to find. Later, I found a copy on the web but the price was expensive. The last time I check it was selling for $132 on Amazon.
Today, I happened in the university campus area and saw the banners of its book sale. I went in and was not expecting to find my long lost book in a perfect condition, signed by the authors for $5!


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