DIY Bookmarks

January 15, 2014

paint-chip-bookmarks

Courtesy Book Riot, a round-up of some nifty bookmarks You Can Make Your Very Self.

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Pom Pom Bookmarks!

November 27, 2012

Attention all holiday bookish gift-creators (vs. bookish gift-buyers): Instructions for making these nifty bookmarks yourself are here, at Design Mom.

Found via Book Riot


Bookish Quotation du Jour

May 30, 2012

“You can tell a lot about someone from their bookmarks. For the reader, they perform a vital role. They are guardians standing in the way of threads being lost, plot points missed. They are a fixed point, a sliver of paper lingering in the gulf between what went before and what is yet to come, like some Dickensian ghost. It is not a job to be given lightly, so we choose our bookmarks wisely.”

– Edd McCracken, The Secret Life of Bookmarks

Found at BookRiot via Reading-as-Breathing;
bookmarks by Enthusiastic Artist


What Do You Use for Bookmarks?

September 26, 2011

Avid readers often keep handy a ready supply of bookmarks (either store-bought or hand-made); others just grab anything suitable within reach when they realize they need one.

A few years ago, the library-organizing outfit called LibraryThing asked its users what they use for bookmarks, and here’s what those readers use.

What do you use?

While we’re on the subject of bookmarks, elsewhere at LibraryThing is a discussion of unusual (and often disgusting) bookmarks people have discovered in library books they’ve borrowed, or inside books they’ve browsed or bought in second-hand bookstores.

Found via BoingBoing


Where are the Bookstore Bookmarks of Yesteryear?

July 1, 2011

Layne Farley summarizes her investigation into the one-time practice of bookstores providing bookmarks to their customers.

Found at BiblioBuffet


“Liquid” Bookmarks!

April 15, 2009

At $24 (plus a $5 shipping charge) for the set, these are pricey, but still pretty wonderful:

Details at Designboom.

Found at Bookn3rd, which found it at WebUrbanist.