What do you use to keep your place in the book you’re reading? Ribbon? Receipts? Scrap paper? Cheese? (According to the librarians of Twitter, creative bookmarks are more common that you think!)
But ribbons get tangled or come loose, receipts and scrap paper easily flutter away and cheese? Well, let’s not even go there. But luckily, there is a better option, in the form of the beautiful Book Art Bookmarks.
On her website, Book Art Bookmarks’ creator Margaux explains where the idea to create these stunning place-keepers came from:
I have two young, curious boys who love to “help” me read and was constantly searching for my lost page. In an effort to solve my frustrations, I searched the internet, but didn’t find anything I thought would work for me. I ended up being inspired by a notebook I had just purchased that featured an elastic closure band. The next day I headed to my local craft store and made my first bookmark. Finally having found the answer to my problem, I shared with my fellow book lovers, and they ended up loving them just as much!
Created in January of 2018, Book Art Bookmarks has since gone from strength to strength, with a popular online store, selling over 6,000 of the unique and eye-catching bookmarks. “We are in five stores located throughout Wisconsin”, Margaux explains, “and have been fortunate enough to be involved in a few exciting monthly book boxes!” Book Art Bookmarks can also be found at the Frick Museum in New York, Malaprop and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The bookmarks range from metal ornamentation, to geodes, to rhinestones, charms and more, so there really is something for every book lover, no matter your taste, whether you’d like something pretty, something a little darker, or perhaps something more timeless. You can also order a custom made bookmark, if you have something specific in mind!