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38 years overdue book returned to Cincy library

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County just got a book back, 39 years overdue.

The book, Plastic Model Cars by Cecil Gibson, was due back on October 24, 1974.

The book is so overdue that it's considered a collector's item on Amazon.

The library says the patron called several weeks ago to ask if he could still return the book.  

If the delinquent lender was made to pay the actual late fee, it would be approximately $2,847!

The library said the delinquent book borrower didn't have to pay that because they never charge more than a book's worth.

The book sells today for $20 to $30.

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