Paper Towns 1946 Esso Map!

When we read John Green’s novel, Paper Towns, we learned about the concept of cartographers using fictional towns on their maps for copyright protection.  You can even read more about that practice on Omnictionary, I mean, Wikipedia. We were recently gifted with a 1946 Esso Map of New York State that shows the town of Agloe, NY that plays an important part in the plot of Paper Towns.

So what interesting item have YOU collected to go with a favorite book you own? Leave us a comment, we’d love to know.

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Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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  1. crzy4bookslaura@gmail.com' Laura says:

    What a great gift! I was fascinated with the idea of “paper towns” when I read the book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. shelby_satchmo@hotmail.com' Shelby says:

    I thought this was fascinating too! And Omnictionary is actually real. It’s just like wikipedia.

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