I haven’t counted but I think I must have over 100 bookmarks – I’m never without one! I thought I’d share a few of my favourites below. (Plus there’s a sneak peek of some of the books I’ll be reading next month).
This one is my oldest bookmark. I bought it at school aged around 10-12 when some of the older children were selling homemade goodies to raise money. It’s in pretty good condition considering! See, teachers weren’t lying about lamination…
This is my favourite bookmark size. Daunt Books bookmarks are among my favourites – I love the illustration of Daunt Books, Marylebone. Unfortunately I do not use The Book Depository any more, but when I did, I’d always look forward to receiving a bookmark along with my book. They hosted a bookmark design competition last year and so some really lovely ones are available at the moment.
When I visit somewhere, I tend to buy a bookmark as a souvenir (and some foodie treats!). I’m always on the lookout for these beautiful leather-style ones. They’re among the cheapest souvenirs you can buy, but the most useful! I bought these from the Tower of London, the Bodleian Library in Oxford, Shakespeare’s Globe, Canterbury Cathedral, and Hampton Court Palace.
I also bought two ‘old books’ bookmarks from the Bodleian Library gift shop (it was a great shop!) and the other from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, of his painting Almond Blossom (1890).
I bought this Harry Potter one on Etsy a few years ago, created by Sam Skyler. It came with a colored tassel which is somewhere in my drawer!
I’d seen this metal one on Tumblr and loved the idea of it, so I had to buy it when I came across it in the Wellcome Collection/Blackwell’s shop. I have to admit, it’s pretty heavy and so I haven’t used it properly yet! I think this will be one for a very large book…
And lastly, here’s a few beautiful ones with ribbons that I’ve received as gifts. I’m more likely to just use these ones at home so I don’t damage them!
What are some of your favourite bookmarks?