11 Beautiful Bookmarks Bibliophiles Will Love

Save your place in style with these fun, untraditional bookmarks.

1. Corner Bookmark, $2.50

Don’t fold down page corners! These bookmarks, which are made of cotton fabric and a stablizer, slip right over the corner to save your place.

2. “I Like Big Books” Bookmark, $4

Appropriate for fans of books, puns, and Sir Mix-a-Lot.

3. Your Cat in the Book Bookmark, $36

Your cat probably spends a lot of time sitting on your books, and now, you can put him in it. Etsy artisan WhiteHouseBlackCat uses a photo of your cat to create a clay sculpture of his back end, which she attaches onto a paperboard to make an awesome custom bookmark.

4. Handcut City Skyline Bookmark, $8

These intricate skylines—which include London, Paris, New York, Rome, Dubai, and more—are handcut and laminated for durability.

5. Macaron Magnetic Bookmarks, $5 and up

These delicious looking placeholders are handmade using plasticized cardstock and magnets.

6. Custom Wire Bookmark, $8

You pick what it says, what color wire it comes in, and which page hook (among your choices: heart, clover, swirl, cat, apple, crown, bird) you want, and bam! One-of-a-kind bookmark sure to delight any bibliophile.

7. Stay Put Bookmark, $5

It would take a lot of effort to lose your place if you’re using this bookmark, which has a cloth portion that marks where you’ve left off and then an elastic portion that wraps around the book. (You can see how it works here.)

8. Crochet Character Bookmark, $23

It’s hard to get cuter than these crochet character bookmarks, whose heads protrude from the top of the book to mark where you left off. The attention to detail is amazing: The Cowardly Lion has a silver badge of courage, the Mad Hatter is holding a teapot, and the wolf that ate Little Red Riding Hood’s granny has glasses on his nose.  

9. Scrabble Bookmark, $15

These 6-inch curved metal bookmarks incorporate an actual Scrabble tile and crystal beads. (Want a J? It’ll cost you $2 extra because those tiles are especially rare.)

10. Fabric Key Bookmark, $8

These key-inspired bookmarks are made of faux suede and come in sets of two.

11. Vintage Tea Spoon Bookmark, $7

This bookmark is made of an actual vintage teaspoon. Each one is made to order, so the style of spoon varies, and the hand-stamped messages can be customized.

Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book

If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese

An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
Courtesy of TASCHEN
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See the Secret Paintings Hidden in Gilded Books
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The art of vanishing fore-edge painting—hiding delicate images on the front edges of gilded books—dates back to about 1660. Today, British artist Martin Frost is the last remaining commercial fore-edge painter in the world. He works primarily on antique books, crafting scenes from nature, domestic life, mythology, and Harry Potter. Great Big Story recently caught up with him in his studio to learn more about his disappearing art. Learn more in the video below.


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