Vintage and antiquarian books and the items left behind

| Oneonta, New York

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Announcement    For the next few weeks, I will be focusing on listing cheaper book bundles of classic literature, children's books and more to keep you all reading.


Last updated on May 7, 2020

For the next few weeks, I will be focusing on listing cheaper book bundles of classic literature, children's books and more to keep you all reading.



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About ForgottenBookmarks

Sales 3,113
On Etsy since 2008

Lost between the pages

We have been selling used and rare books since 1984, and in 2007 I started the blog FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS to show off some of the interesting items I've found left behind in books. The blog led to two books of my very own, and this Etsy shop was born from the interest of many of the blog's readers.

Now, I am happy to offer some of those lost items as well as interesting vintage books, prints, maps and magazines. There are even some of the decorative book pieces I come across in my day-to-day bookselling life.

I love what I do and I hope that passion comes through as you browse the shop.

Shop members

  • Michael Popek


    Michael Popek is the 40 year-old owner of a used and rare bookstore in Otego, N.Y. He posts the best items found in used book on his blog Forgotten Bookmarks. He has also authored two books, FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS and HANDWRITTEN RECIPES.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 9, 2018
I run a used and rare bookstore, and find interesting and unusual items everyday. I have a real appreciation for vintage and unique items, and love turning them into something new. I am open to suggestions and requests, feel free to ask!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I offer a full refund policy that includes return shipping. If you are unhappy with your item, or the item arrives damaged, you have one week to contact me to begin the refund policy. No refunds will be offered or considered after one week.
I am happy to offer free domestic shipping on all items in the shop. Expedited and international options are available as well.
Additional policies and FAQs
The shop represents about a tenth of the current stock in the brick and mortar store. If you can't find what you're looking for here, send me a conversation.