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These Beautiful Bookmarks Will Revolutionize Your Reading Experience!


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!

Make sure to check out Book Art Bookmarks on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest designs and offers, and make your reading experience as beautiful as possible!


Enter to Win 12 Beautiful BookArt Bookmarks! (Contest on Hive.co)


Best Book Pins and Patches From Around Etsy

Etsy is best known for handmade goods like butterbeer scented candles to tea tins inspired by authors like Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Alongside the typical bookish gifts, there are tons of hidden gems, including pins and patches for those who like to show off their literary dedication.

Here are some of our favorites from across the site


1. DustandPages


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via DustandPages


A part of a series of pins depicting Literary Landscapes, this Hobbiton pin features the classic hobbit hole, complete with Gandalf’s dwarf rune engraved on the door. DustandPages, based out of Fort Worth, Texas, stocks all things literary from book inspired enamel pins to custom Funko figures


Pin can be purchased here


2. VioletFaneShop



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Via VioletFaneShop


This gorgeous Harry Potter inspired pin is from Spanish designer, Violet Fane. Her limited release of the “History of Magic” book is breathtakingly detailed with stunning maroon and gold details. Residing in Spain, this shop typically specializes in Lolita fashion and textile goods but have expanded into pins recently. 


Pin can be purchased here!


3. LiteraryEmporium



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Via LiteraryEmporium

This iron-on patch, inspired by Penguin’s iconic orange book covers, is the perfect gift for any book lover, including yourself. From the United Kingdom, Rio, who owns, makes, and designs LiteraryEmporium’s products creates gorgeous patches, pins, paper goods, and clothing perfect for any literary fan.  


Patch available here


4. JaneMount


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Via JaneMount 


Quite possibly the queen of literary pins, Jane Mount of Hawaii has an impressive 47 listings of book cover pins alone. Founder of the Ideal Bookshelf project, Mount “paints portraits of people through the spines of their favorite books.” Along with her prints of some of her work, she also sells her fantastic pins, mugs, and tote bags all featuring the literary subjects. 


This pin, among many others, is available here!


5. FrogandToadPress



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Via FrogandToadPress


Even Rory Gilmore knows that no one can resist the smell of an old book.


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Via Giphy


One of my favorite Etsy sellers, FrogandToadPress sells all sorts of gifts ranging from pencils to patches. This patch not only displays your love for smelling books, but that you’re proud of it too. Designed in Rhode Island, this patch is the perfect addition to any backpack or jacket. 


Patch available here!


6. fableandblack



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Via fableandblack


This adorable pin is from Etsy seller, fableandblack, who specialize in literary gifts for book lovers. This pastel bookshop stands out among the rest, making us wish it were real! The one woman brand from Nottingham sells everything from pins to coasters to posters


Pin available here!


7. ADaesthetic



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Via ADaesthetic


Just in time for the season 2 premier of A Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, this patch is perfect for anyone looking to personalize while spreading Atwood’s gospel: Don’t let the bastards grind you down. This iron-on patch stands out amongst the rest with its striking yellow details. 


Patch available here


8. SleepyMountain



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Via SleepyMountain


For those who need a shiny reminder that life does go on, this Kurt Vonnegut pin from Seattle-based SleepyMountain is perfect! Hidden within his hair, this iconic phrase is perfect to display any way you choose.


Pin for sale here


9. ImBookishandBakewell



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Via ImBookishandBakewell


If the patch wasn’t enough and you’re still itching for more Handmaid’s apparel, this pin is perfect for you. A gentle reminder that you do not belong to anyone and a celebration of resilience and resistance of the women in the story, the handmaid’s face is covered with “not your babe.” Also available as a sticker, this pin is perfect for you or your favorite feminist.  


Available here!


10. BelleRegalia


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Via BelleRegalia


This delicately decorated pin clearly communicates that reading time is a ‘do not disturb’ time. Perfect for those who like to read without interruptions or intrusions, this pin will convey the message. Just small enough to stick on a shirt lapel, backpack, or jacket, this pin will get the message across. Along with pins, the Melbourne-based seller sells brooches, t-shirts, and keyrings with accompanying literary messages. 


Pin available here!


Featured Image Via Pinterest