All of the people in these retro South Tyneside 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 South Tyneside 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. Fantastic at Fellgate Primary
A flashback to 2004 where pupils from Fellgate Primary School were dressed as their favourite book characters. Do you recognise anyone in the photo?
2. Super at South Shields Library
Star Wars characters visited South Shields library as part of the National Year of Reading in 2008.
3. A mountain of reading in 2003
Amy Miller and Melvyn Steadman from King George Comprehensive School had plenty to keep them busy during a readathon in 2003.
4. A spellbinding read in 2003
Andrew and Dylan Charlton get stuck in to a Harry Potter book at the Central Library 18 years ago.