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A direction home: Bob Dylan album returned 48 years late

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Jun 01, 2021

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A man living in San Francisco has mailed a Bob Dylan double album back to an Ohio library where it was overdue by 48 years.

Howard Simon recently sent the album along with a letter to the Heights Libraries system outside Cleveland, apologizing for his tardiness.

Simon checked out Dylan's “Self Portrait” as an eighth-grader. The 73-year-old Simon says he found it between two other Dylan albums in his personal vinyl collection.

His letter says the album cover is a little battered after his assorted travels but the records themselves remain in good shape.

He sent the library $175 and his own album.

The library told him don't think twice, it's all right.