The book was found while the man was looking through a box in his mother's attic. It seems over the years it was found several times and intended to be returned and always set aside and some how once more it would be misplaced.
This time the library book made it back to the public library and the fine paid in full. My library charges .10 cents per day late fee...so somehow I doubt anyone could afford to return a book 47 years from now.
"I figured I'd better get it in before we waited another 10 years," he said after turning it in Friday with the $171.32 check. "Fifty-seven years would be embarrassing."
Full story: Man returns book overdue since 1960