Stolen Magazine With the Beatles Back After 50 Years

The Ohio public library gets a nice surprise
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 2, 2019 3:45 PM CST

(Newser) – An Ohio library says a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologized for stealing it as a "kid" and sent $100 to cover late fees, the AP reports. The Cuyahoga County Public Library says it received the apology this week from someone named Brian, who acknowledged taking it from a suburban Cleveland branch the year it was published. The library caps late fees at $100, which is good for Brian.

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The normal fine of 10 cents a day over 50 years would have exceeded $1,800. Library spokesman Robert Rua says the library is forgiving and thanks Brian for doing the right thing. A copy of the magazine today fetches around $50 online. The library expects to put the magazine on display.

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