All of the people in these retro Sunderland and East Durham scenes did and what better time to re-live the memories than now as National Read A Book Day approaches.
The big day arrives on September 6 and it encourages people to turn their heads to a good page turner.
We hope these scenes will help you to enjoy Wearside and County Durham book scenes from years gone by.
To re-live a great chapter from the past, take a look and see if you can spot someone you know.
1. Bookworms galore at Diamond Hall School
Bookworms from Diamond Hall visited the library at Sandhill View School in this 2003 reminder but who can tell us more?
2. Broadway Juniors in 2005
A flashback to a meeting of the Broadway Junior School Boys Reading Club 6 years ago. Pictured are Gary Golightly, Ryan Bewick and Craig Mason.
3. Pippa reads to the Harraton Primary pupils
Childrens author Pippa Goodhart was pictured reading to children from Harraton Primary School in 2003. Joining her for this photo were Reece Dinsdale, James Collins, Lucy Wilkinson, Hayden McDermott, Jodi Bunker, Kieran Simpson, Louise Forsyth and Adele Gosling.
4. Early learning at Bunny Hill
These toddlers were showing it was never too early to pick up a book in a Bunny Hill scene in 2006. Is there someone you know in the photo?