Library book returned after 110 years racks up hefty late fee

An overdue library book finally made its way back…110 years later!

The book titled, New Chronicles of Rebecca, was originally checked out from Boise, Idaho’s Carnegie Public Library in 1910, according to a Facebook post

“With a fine of two cents per day for 111 years, whoever checked out this book would owe $803,” the post shared before revealing that the debt had been wiped. “Thank goodness the Boise Public Libraries are now fine free!”

Although the book has returned to its rightful owner, library assistant Anne Marie Martin still ponders where it went through all these years. 

“You know you kind of wondered what its story was and how it ended up there. Was it in somebody’s box, did somebody pass away, did they move you know, what happened?” Martin told Idaho 6 News. “We’ll never know but you could imagine all types of fun stories about it.”