February 2, 2009

Overdue book back after 37 years

A Swedish library said it received an anonymous package containing a book that went missing from the library more than 37 years ago.

The Gavle library said An Essay on Liberation, a Marxist tome by German philosopher Herbert Marcuse, was returned to the shelves Thursday after the anonymous borrower returned it, The Local reported Monday.

The last return date stamped inside the book was Nov. 11, 1971.