50 Nifty Bookmarks You Need In Your Life

I believe in the dog earred page (for your own books, not those that belong to other people), but I know this is a really controversial stance in the book world. Despite that, I’m also a big bookmark fan. That may be in part due to the fact I borrow a lot of books from the library.

I’ve been using the same bookmark for 7 or 8 years now. It was gifted to me from a boss/professor I had in graduate school after a trip she went on to Tasmania. It holds a lot of value in my life because she knew how much I love Tasmania, which is a fascination I found after — drum roll — reading a book. The bookmark is awesome and still smells of the wood from which it was made, even this many years later.

There are so many fun bookmarks floating about that I thought it would be fun to round-up fifty great ones so you can start, build upon, or even gift a collection of fun, quirky reading tools. I’m purposefully avoiding any licensed/trademarked product bookmarks, since often the “generic” bookmarks are the ones that can be the most fun or meaningful.

Rather than offer up a length description for each, I’m categorizing the bookmarks by price point, with links beneath each to the place where they can be purchased. So yes, this is a post of 50 bookmarks that you can just drool over without having to read anything but this introduction. Of course, prices can vary and may be available at a different cost at a different site. A lot of these shops have multiple cute bookmarks to check out beyond the ones linked here.

Ready? Let’s get book(mark)ed.

 

Price Point: $0 – $5

 

 

Magnetic Scrabble tiles

 

 

Hand bookmarks

 

 

Ampersand bookmark

 

Woodland creature magnetic clips

 

 

Cooked bacon

 

Magnetic milk and cookies

 

 

Penguin Classics style bookmarks

 

 

Watercolor honeybee

 

 

Magnetic patterned clip

 

 

Robomarks

 

 

Price Point: $5 – $10

 

Fingerprint marker

 

 

Snail clipmarks

 

 

Yes, I’m Actually Reading This Bookmarks

 

 

Lightmark

 

Zip it up

 

 

Crazy rock cats

 

 

Running man

Mars pagemarkers

 

@ bookmark

 

 

Gnome bookmark

 

 

 

Cassette tape bookmarks

 

 

 

Four leaf clovers

 

Croc-o-mark

 

 

Whale of a Tale

 

 

Metal turtle

 

 

Read More

 

 

 

Sprout marks

 

 

Kawaii cute steel clips

 

 

Mark my time

 

 

Shirt Collar Bookmark

 

 

Be Right Back

 

Price Point: $10 – $15

 

Hippo

 

 

Typewriter typebar bookmark

 

 

Magnetic London images

 

 

Word nerds

 

 

Cats and stacks

 

 

Furry jaguar

 

 

One more chapter spoonmark

 

Price Point: $15 – $20

 

 

Have your cake bookmark

 

Red Metal Bird

 

 

Woodcut bookmark

 

 

Galaxy bookmark

 

 

Reading glasses

 

 

Tongue bookmark

 

 

 

Price Point: Over $20…some REALLY over that, for you fancy pants out there!

 

 

Foxmark

 

 

Customizable cat butt bookmark

 

 

Boat bookmark

 

 

Liquid silicon bookmarks

 

 

Mouse bookmark

 

 

Hand-cut silver cherry blossoms

 

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Kelly Jensen: Kelly is a former teen and adult librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Twitter @veronikellymars.