>It’s never too late to bring them back!

>Camden Library has had a first edition copy of Charles Darwin’s Insectivorous Plants returned 122 years after it was borrowed on the 30th January 1889.

Apparently the book (which presumably is pretty valuable now) had been in the private collection for 50 years before being donated to the University of Sydney whose employees returned it to Camden Library.

Linda Campbell of Camden Library said it was wonderful to have the book back but it will not be lent again. Further says Miss Campbell, the book would not attract a fine because it was the library’s “fine amnesty month” when borrowers could bring back late books in exchange for a donation to charity.

LUCKY!! – Camden Library has estimated that the late fees for the book were about $35,000.

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