They always say the internet is the death of snail mail, but all the most exciting mail I've gotten in the last couple of years has been due to my presence on the internet. I've had mail from Singapore, England, Ireland, and now Canada. Not really knowing anybody from any of those places, sans internet I never would have been in contact with them.
Unknown Masterpieces just arrived in the mail, in a package which, to my entertainment, is labelled all in French as well as English. It came from a giveaway held by the lovely Nathalie Foy during NYRB Reading Week, and it looks very intriguing. Good writers on good books is always a plus.