In a true test of bibliophilic loyalty, a long-lost book has finally found its way back to the New Bedford Free Public Library in Massachusetts after a staggering 119 years. This exceptional case of tardiness caught the attention of Stewart Plein, a librarian with the keen eye of a detective, who stumbled upon the overdue treasure. Join us on this literary adventure as we marvel at the resilience of a well-preserved book and ponder the long-overdue late fees that never came to be.

Library book about electricity is returned after 119 years: ‘In such good shape’