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






Price Point: $5 – $10


Fingerprint marker



Snail clipmarks



Yes, I’m Actually Reading This Bookmarks





Zip it up



Crazy rock cats



Running man

Mars pagemarkers


@ bookmark



Gnome bookmark




Cassette tape bookmarks




Four leaf clovers





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





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!






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 librarian and a blogger at STACKED. Her latest book is HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD, a YA anthology of essays, art, interviews, and more about feminism. Follow her on Twitter @veronikellymars.