An Indianan library discovered quite the surprise when a gun was found hidden inside a donated book this week.
The gun, a .31-caliber single shot, was stowed away inside a hollowed-out portion of a copy of the the Robert Stone novel "Outerbridge Reach", reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
An employee of the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library in Indiana was sorting through donated books when they came across the handgun, reported the New York Daily News. "Somebody just opened it up and said, 'Oh my,'" said Porter County Public Library assistant director Phyllis Nelson.
Nelson contacted local police who confirmed that the gun, which is being held as evidence, was not stolen, reported the New York Daily News. No record is kept of the many books that are donated to the library each month, so there is no way to know who donated the book or when.