Fast forwarding to the the 19th century, bookmarks were intended for use in bibles and prayer books primarily and were made of ribbon, woven silk, or leather. By the 1880s the production of woven silk markers was declining and printed markers made of stiff paper or cardboard began to appear in significant numbers. This development paralleled the wider availability of books themselves, and the range of available bookmarkers soon expanded dramatically.
Fast forward again to the 1980s-1990s when just about everyone had the coolest bookmarks of all, including the ever popular Garfield bookmarks (the cartoon cat that eats lasagna, remember him?) that almost everyone brings up when we sell a bookmark lately.
|Relics from the "old days"...the 1980s-1990s|
|The Library, Ink and Watercolour by Craig Baltzer|
All this to say...we have BOOKMARKS FOR SALE and they are awesome.
Artist Jodie Hansen created a great selection of bookmarks that are affordable and fun for everyone on your list that likes to read once in a while. Little works of art that hold your place in your book...yay! There are lots of to choose from, but here a few examples. Only $5 each. READERS REJOICE! (ps- these are perfect for Easter gifts)