As it’s Halloween, here’s a real-life yarn about Bram Stoker, the man who wrote ‘Dracula’. Apparently, the author did a lot of research while penning the book – AND he managed to deface some other books at the same time.
The Londonist is reporting that, in the 1890’s, Stoker skimmed through a handful of books about the supernatural, making his own notes in the margins and folding down corners of pages. Those books in question? They still exist. In fact, they’re still on the shelves at the London Library.
A library official said that the facility has found 26 volumes in its collection used by Stoker for his vampire research. According to the official, “We can establish beyond reasonable doubt that numerous books still on our shelves are the very copies that he was using to help write and research his masterpiece, ‘Dracula’.
Wild. Not that we condone defacing library books, but…….very, very cool, all the same. Happy Halloween! ~ Jason