Our previous guest book went walkabout. I imagine someone needed a blank book and pen for school or something.
I’ve been meaning to replace it for a while. But not having a spare book in the house, it’s just never happened.
Yesterday, when I went to tidy the library, I found that Obi, a regular contributor of books and artworks, had left a new notebook in the art box, along with some felt tip pens, and some inspiring words. Really awesome of you, Obi!
A massive thanks to Obi for the generosity!
I’ve modified the book somewhat. I realise that a guest book has to LOOK like something that mustn’t be removed. If it’s just another book in a library, then what’s stopping someone from just taking it, like any other book?
So… I threaded a cable tie through the spine, and tied a bright red rope to the cable tie loop. I tied and taped a pen to the same rope. And I’ve tied the other end of the rope to the library door.
I also wrote “Guest Book” crudely in hot glue on the front cover, using a glue gun as my pen.
I think the semiotics are instantly clear. This book says, “I’m not to be removed.” At least, I HOPE that’s clear.