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Despite an ever-expanding collection of pretty stationery, more patterned paper than a craft shop, and a penchant for sewing, I still invariably end up with a torn scrap of junk mail or a folded sweetie-wrapper as a bookmark.
Perhaps these gorgeous bookmarks would inspire me to, you know, use one?
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1. Once Upon A Time bookmark by British designer Heather Alstead; £12 from Will & Glory. This bookmark is delicate and lovely, and would make an enchanting edition to a shelved book, although I’d be worried about it getting bent during daily use. It's also available with the phrase 'Happily Ever After' or a dragon and castle silhouette from NotOnTheHighStreet.
2. This metal (stainless steel) bookmark also has lettering, but it sits flush against the edge of the pages, so is less likely to bend or snag things in your bag. Choose from the following phrases: To be continued…, Great Book!, Pause, Be Right Back…, and You Are Here.
£6.50 each from Bouf.
3. Pretty ‘New Japan’ bookmarks from John Lewis. I love the fresh design on these bookmarks and the magnetic closure should stop them from slipping out of your book too easily. Plus, they’re only £2.50 for the two. Bargain!
4. Have you got so used to using the dictionary facility on your Kindle that you find you miss it when you’re reading a paper book? If so, this electronic dictionary bookmark could provide the answer. It contains 38,000 definitions (taken from the Collins Dictionary), comes in a choice of three colours, and is currently on sale at £12.95 from Gizoo.
5. These colourful clips are excellent for when you’re researching and want to mark multiple pages. I often use sticky paper post-its for this purpose, but they have a tendency to lose their 'stickiness' over time. These clips will be longer-lasting and I bet you could use them to hold additional sheets of paper in place, too. Perhaps if you'd made some notes on a particular page and wanted to keep them withint the the relevant section of the book? A pack of eight costs £1.99 from Waterstones.