I have a confession: when I start a book, I spend an embarrassing amount of time selecting the perfect bookmark to pair with it.
Bookmarks are one of my biggest weaknesses: they’re small, usually inexpensive, they’re book-related, and they’re an accessory. Basically, they’re jewelry for books, and I have a huge box of them, collected over a lifetime of reading.
But that doesn’t stop me from trolling Etsy and ogling the bookmarks there. There are so many cute bookmarks on Etsy: sculpted bookmarks, metal bookmarks, embroidered bookmarks, leather, gemstones. I could spend all night looking at them. (And I have.)
This is only a small sampling of the bookmarks over there, but check these out — there really is at least one bookmark for everyone on Etsy.
This spoon that reminds you where you nodded off.
These magnetic cassettes for you hipsters/GOTG fans
This bookmark that combines two of life’s best things: books and pizza.
This wire cat bookmark
This personalized wire bookmark
These, for when you want to read a non-ebook as electronically as possible
This bookmark, for when you’ve been interrupted for the hundredth time.
This portrait of your pet (just in case they’re not already staring at you as you read)
This bookmark, which has no business being so gorgeous.
This bookmark, which will help you find your book in the dark.
This bookmark, which will hold your pen for you.
This quitter strip.