Welcome to HappyBookMarking.info the largest collection of bookmarks for books that you can buy. A bookmark is a piece of paper or fabric, which, as its name suggests, makes it possible to mark a page of a book, i.e. to be able to distinguish this page from the others so that it can be found later, without damaging the book (by ink, a tear or a fold). Bookmarks can be wonderful gift ideas or precious collector’s items and can represent places or figures like picture postcards.

The most common bookmark designs are rectangular strips of paper, fabric, cardboard or leather; bookmarks are often provided free of charge by publishers or book distributors. Some luxury publishing books have a thin sewn cord or strip of fabric that can also be used to bookmark pages. It is a thin object that is slipped between two pages of a book, letting it protrude or not, in order to be able to find the page more easily later on to resume reading, or to find a particular passage - or a quotation.

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MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips with Tin Box Package, Assorted Colors, Pack of 100
39,931 Reviews

MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips with Tin Box Package, Assorted Colors, Pack of 100

  • ★Best Sewing Clips ! They come in sturdy Tin Gift storage box.You will never lose them!
  • ★Make it easy to hold multiple layers of fabrics, binding objects like Quilts, and holding together multiple objects. No Pins needed for Sewing!
  • ★Perfect for all sorts of crafts. Can be used for post notes and organize papers as paper clips or use them on rope to hang pictures or mementos on there are so many different options of how to use them.
  • ★Each clip opens wide to hold layers of fabric and the clip base is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot.you can now sew safely with these must have clips.
  • ★Package includes:100 Pcs. Clips Size : 2.5x0.8x1.3cm(LxWxH).Packed in many different beautiful tin boxes that will be shipped randomly.
 
15 Pieces Bookmark, Magnetic Bookmarks for Women, Men, Book Lovers, Page Markers for Students Teachers Reading (Misty, Ocean, Emerald)
2,239 Reviews

15 Pieces Bookmark, Magnetic Bookmarks for Women, Men, Book Lovers, Page Markers for Students Teachers Reading (Misty, Ocean, Emerald)

  • ENOUGH QUANTITY: Three magnetic bookmarks (Misty, Ocean, Emerald). Five pieces for each style, 15 pieces in total. Various styles and colors are available for your choice. Enough quantity to meet your use and replacement needs.
  • HIGH-QUALITY: Our magnetic bookmarks are made of paper and magnet materials. Advanced and elegant color, not easy to fade, durable, can be used for a long time.
  • POWERFUL MAGNETISM: The bookmark's magnet is whole-sided, it is as big as paper. Powerful magnets don't fall easily from books.
  • PERFECT GIFT: This is a perfect gift for your family or friends. You can use bookmarks to clip pages that you want to mark to continue reading next time; it can be used not only as a bookmark but also as a decoration for your book.
  • WHAT YOU GET: 15 Pieces magnetic bookmarks, our worry-free 30-days and our 7*24 friendly customer service for peace of mind.
 
UpUDo 12 Pack Magnetic Bookmark, Book Marker Clip for Teachers, Students, Book Lovers, Printing on 2 Side
4,100 Reviews

UpUDo 12 Pack Magnetic Bookmark, Book Marker Clip for Teachers, Students, Book Lovers, Printing on 2 Side

  • [2 Face 2 Printing] For the convenience of reading next time, each bookmark is printed with different color on both sides.
  • [Full Magnet] Use it to clip the pages you want to mark, it won't fall off the book easily cause it made of paper and magnet and gives less damage to books than metal/plastic bookmarks.
  • [Ultra Slim] Easy to insert into any books without taking too much space. Slim enough to make it flat. Measuring only 0.8*2.4 inches.
  • [Practical Gift] Nice gift for your classmates, friends, teachers who is books lovers or class reading rewards for your students.
  • [What You Get] Pack of 12 double sided printing bookmarks in 6 styles(2 Pieces in each style), refund or replacement for quality issues.
 
Taylor Swift Inspired Parody Birthday Card Birth-TAY 5x7 inches w/Envelope
709 Reviews

Taylor Swift Inspired Parody Birthday Card Birth-TAY 5x7 inches w/Envelope

  • Size: 5 x 7 inch card
  • Folded card with blank inside
  • Professionally printed on premium 120 lb glossy cardstock
  • Vibrant colors with an extra shine
  • Teal peel & seal envelope
 
Earth Tone Bible tabs, Large Print Laminated Bible tabs for Women and Men, Easy to Read, Easy to Apply, Bible Journaling Tabs
1,053 Reviews

Earth Tone Bible tabs, Large Print Laminated Bible tabs for Women and Men, Easy to Read, Easy to Apply, Bible Journaling Tabs

  • [EASY TO APPLY, POSITIONING GUIDE PROVIDED] The self-adhesive bible tabs are perforated in the middle, just peel-and-stick the bible index tabs with the alignment guide, or just place the tabs creatively.
  • [LARGE PRINT, EASY TO READ]: Pretty Bible accessories that are carefully designed with clear print. Personalized your bible and easy to read. Making navigating bible a breeze
  • [UNIQE AND DURABLE] Each bible tab is uniquely designed with cute and beautiful boho patterns. Printed on the most durable book tab material, laminated with matte film, which is water-proof, tear-proof and durable.
  • [OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT 66+24] There are 90 bible index tabs in total, 66 tabs for old and new testament, 24 empty book tabs with unique design, which can be personalized or used to index the books in the Catholic Bible.
  • [BRYTEFY GUARENTEE]: We stand by our products and offer a no questions asked refund if you experience any issues with your product. Simply contact BRYTEFY directly through the Amazon messaging system. We will be happy to assist you and answer any questions. 100% customer satisfaction is what we strive for at BRYTEFY
 
MALLMALL6 70Pcs Animal Scratch Bookmarks Rainbow Scratch DIY Hang Tags Party Favors Theme Birthday Party Classroom School Supplies Decorations Crafts Kit for Kids
1,939 Reviews

MALLMALL6 70Pcs Animal Scratch Bookmarks Rainbow Scratch DIY Hang Tags Party Favors Theme Birthday Party Classroom School Supplies Decorations Crafts Kit for Kids

  • [Infinite Imagination] Animal scratch bookmarks,no limitation DIY art craft project to create diverse animals,such as tiger, sheep, goat, raccoon, bear, dog, cat, rabbit,fox, monkey, owl, etc, good for kids creativity, visual and aesthetic ability, any easy draw can be a spectacular masterpiece.
  • [Versatility] It can be a DIY art craft paper card, a prize for kids, a wall hanging decoration ornament in room, an artwork project, a blessing gift card,a notes pad, a gift tag, a keychain for school backpack, a thank you card, a special invitation card, an art work showcase, a creative drawing board for children, a photo booth props, a beautiful present.
  • [Party Game] Magical rainbow scratch off paper art activity is the WOW section at your party, event, or class, all ages fun and match multi-ability levels, having amazing memory when kids share together, build participation and teamwork, let’s look for who is the little potential talented artist!
  • [Occasion] School classroom supplies, birthday party, safari animal, jungle animal, farm animal theme party, classroom art project, preschool learning class, kid costume party, baby shower, outdoor game party, summer vacation activities, art craft activities.
  • [You Can Get] Total 70pcs scratchbook tags, total 5 kinds animal pattern (14pcs per), 20 stylus wood sticks, 10pcs thin bamboo sticks, 1 roll of golden ribbon, 50pcs opp bags,easy scratch to reveal the vibrant rainbow color, material safe, non-toxic, no smell, adult guide is needed when using sharpen tools, great DIY craft project for parent-child interaction!
 
1000 Tacticai Green Raffle Tickets (8 Colors Available), Double Roll, 2' x 2' Ticket for Events, Entry, Class Reward, Fundraiser & Prizes
6,583 Reviews

1000 Tacticai Green Raffle Tickets (8 Colors Available), Double Roll, 2" x 2" Ticket for Events, Entry, Class Reward, Fundraiser & Prizes

  • MULTIPURPOSE EVENT TICKETS – These raffle tickets rolls can be used for all types of events including fundraising, door admittance, drink or food options, carnival rides, large baby showers, parking, and other fun and engaging ideas.
  • RAFFLE OPTIONS & EASY TEAR – Each double roll contains 1,000 tickets that can support small, medium, and large events. The double roll providing matching numbers for deposits and reference use with quick address option. The perforations make it easy to tear them off. Each ticket is 2” x 2” and split into 2” x 1” halves.
  • BRIGHT AND VIBRANT COLORS – Tacticai colored raffle tickets come in a wide variety of brilliant colors including blue, green, orange, purple, red, white, yellow, and pink. All to match your individual event, event date, or party theme.
  • BACK WRITABLE TICKET SURFACE – On the back, you’ll find the ticket has a place where guests or attendees can write their contact information, so you can reach out to them if they’ve won a prize or require follow-up information.
  • CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED – Each roll of tickets for raffle and event use features numbers completely in order to make it easier to separate them and stay organized if you’re holding a raffle, fundraiser, or special event. When purchasing multiple rolls, chances are you will not get duplicate numbers.
 
Golcellia 900 Pcs, Transparent Sticky Notes, Page Markers, Book Tabs, Sticky Note Tabs, Sticky Tabs, Page Tabs, Label Stickers, Pop Up Index Tabs, Tabs Flags Stickers
1,295 Reviews

Golcellia 900 Pcs, Transparent Sticky Notes, Page Markers, Book Tabs, Sticky Note Tabs, Sticky Tabs, Page Tabs, Label Stickers, Pop Up Index Tabs, Tabs Flags Stickers

  • [PACKAGE INCLUDES] Sticky tabs: a pack of 5 pieces,900 small sheets (one piece of 9 colors,20 small sheets for each color),0.47 inches wide. The self-adhesive part is transparent.
  • [MATERIAL] Fluorescent translucent sticky tabs are made of PET material and a special adhesive. Bright colors, stylish and simple design.
  • [WRITABLE AND POSITIONABLE] The label is half self-adhesive and can be repositioned for easy pasting and marking, and clean-up. Different pens bring different effects to the sticky notes, (easy-dry pens: ballpoint pens, pencils, markers; difficult-to-dry pens: fountain pens, gel pens, ink-based pens, etc).
  • [OPERATION] Easy to extract, fluorescent translucent sticky tabs are used to draw attention to key items and organize files, and the color part can be used as a code or index label.
  • [WIDE APPLICATION] Fluorescent translucent book sticky tabs can be used to classify and mark documents, computer message boards, reading notes, books, folders, diaries, catalogs, archives, files, and papers, and are very suitable for students, teachers, and office workers.
 
Supla 36 Sets 4 Style Magic Scratch Rainbow Bookmarks Making Kit for Kids Students Party Favor Scratch Paper DIY Bookmarks Bulk with Scratching Tools Satin Ribbons for Classroom Activities
463 Reviews

Supla 36 Sets 4 Style Magic Scratch Rainbow Bookmarks Making Kit for Kids Students Party Favor Scratch Paper DIY Bookmarks Bulk with Scratching Tools Satin Ribbons for Classroom Activities

  • Quantity: Package includes 36 Pcs 4 Style Magic Art Rainbow Scratch Paper Bookmarks DIY Bookmarks, 36 pcs Scratch Paper Stylus Wood Sticks, 36 pcs Satin Ribbons in red, 36 pcs Clear Plastic Cellophane Bags and 36 pcs Twist Ties in silver.
  • Material&Color:Scratch Rainbow Bookmarks are made of cardstock. The Magic Rainbow Bookmarks is black on the surface.
  • The scratch art is a creative and fun activity for all ages and ability levels, great for a party, craft project, camp, family fun day, art class, school project and classroom activity. Scratch your own designs onto these bookmarks for an amazing art experience. This Scratch Art set can stimulate children’s visualization skills and creativity development while they sketch, draw, trace and create their personalized masterpieces.Perfect gift for teens, children, family and friends.
  • Dimensions: Magic Scratch Rainbow Bookmarks measure appr. 5.9" in length and 2" in width. Scratch Wood Sticks: 5.7" in length. Satin ribbons: 5.5" in length and 3mm in width. Clear Cellophane Bags: 7.9" x 2.4" (LXW). Twist ties: 3.1" in length.
  • Exciting and eye-catching colors hide beneath the matte coating. Reveals brilliant rainbow colors with Scratch Tool made of wood in natural color. Scratch away the black surface to make bookmark cut outs hanging tags colorful. Ribbon made from satin fabric in red. Clear cellophane bags are plastic and twist ties are metallic. This easy craft project is perfect for kids of 3 years and up.
 
Guided Reading Strips Highlight Strips Colored Overlay Highlight Bookmarks Help with Dyslexia for Crystal Children and Teacher Supply Assistant (6 Pieces)
3,281 Reviews

Guided Reading Strips Highlight Strips Colored Overlay Highlight Bookmarks Help with Dyslexia for Crystal Children and Teacher Supply Assistant (6 Pieces)

  • Guided reading and cultivating interest: these reading highlights strips are simple and effective tools; The gray part shields other sentences, and the transparent part helps the reader to track each sentence, facilitate the use of it in the process of reading, and foster interest in reading
  • Good for study: designed to aid students with skipping words, skipping lines, so it's great value for strengthens visual tracking skills, blocks distractions, help teens to keep focus while reading verbatim
  • 6 Bright colors: 6 pieces guided reading strips in 6 vivid colors(red, green, blue, yellow, orange and rose red), 1 piece for each color, satisfy you needs for reading purpose, multiple color choices can arouse children's interest in reading
  • Suitable size and durable quality: 19 x 3.2 cm/ 7.5 x 1.3 inches, made of quality PVC materials, durable and water resistant, easy to clean
  • Application: great for teachers guiding students to concentrate on reading through bookmarks, cultivate children's interest in reading, and also suitable for students to practice and review before and during examinations; It is suitable for families, classrooms, offices and libraries
 
Bamboo Book Stand,wishacc Adjustable Book Holder Tray and Page Paper Clips-Cookbook Reading Desk Portable Sturdy Lightweight Bookstand-Textbooks Books
18,937 Reviews

Bamboo Book Stand,wishacc Adjustable Book Holder Tray and Page Paper Clips-Cookbook Reading Desk Portable Sturdy Lightweight Bookstand-Textbooks Books

  • Made of high quality bamboo,Stable and rugged.
  • The spring design allows the use of very thick books.
  • When not in use, it can be folded up for easy carrying.
  • Designed for music scores, recipes, and cooking and reading.
  • Multi angle standing: 5 different styles, suitable for any position.
 
Metal Butterfly Feather Bookmark Birthday Gifts Teacher Christmas Gifts for Women Christmas Stocking Stuffers Mothers Day Valentine's Day Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Women Girls Readers Book Lover
3,892 Reviews

Metal Butterfly Feather Bookmark Birthday Gifts Teacher Christmas Gifts for Women Christmas Stocking Stuffers Mothers Day Valentine's Day Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Women Girls Readers Book Lover

  • Uniquely Designed - Vintage-style metal feather bookmarks,Featuring a realistic 3D metal butterfly pendant and eternal dried flower glass bead charm,Motivates you to read and is a cheerful topic-starter for all ages and tastes.
  • Perfect Holiday Gifts - Jiazhenep creative spiritual bookmark is idea gifts for women teacher Christmas gifts,graduation end of year teachers appreciation gifts,Valentine's Day gifts,Mothers Day gifts,Thanksgiving,Christmas gifts,Thank You Gifts,Thinking of You Gifts,Christmas Xmas Stocking Stuffer,Secret Santa,New Year Gifts
  • Gift Box Package - Each book markers comes with gift box packaging,it is a unique wedding anniversary inspirational retirement birthday gifts for teachers women,readers,book lovers,coworkers,female,girls,mom,bookworm
  • Premium Material - Made of alloy metal,each bookmark is crafted by hand with love,light and beautiful,make readers relaxation happy and strong inspirational courageous,feathers size: 4.5 x 0.9in,the charms length is about 4in,Gift Box Size: 6 x 2 x 1.2in
  • Versatility of Use - In addition to use as page markers and book decorations, these bookmarks are suitable for jewelry making and DIY craft accessories, or can also work as a wedding present, souvenir, or business gift.
 
2000 Tacticai Blue Smile Raffle Tickets (8 Colors Available), Single Roll, 2' x 1' Ticket for Events, Entry, Class Reward, Fundraiser & Prizes
2,478 Reviews

2000 Tacticai Blue Smile Raffle Tickets (8 Colors Available), Single Roll, 2" x 1" Ticket for Events, Entry, Class Reward, Fundraiser & Prizes

  • MULTIPURPOSE EVENT TICKETS – These raffle tickets rolls can be used for all types of events including fundraising, door admittance, drink or food options, carnival rides, large baby showers, voting, and other fun and engaging ideas. Great for classroom rewards.
  • PLENTY OF TICKETS – Each single roll contains 2,000 tickets that can support small, medium, and large events. The perforations make it easy to tear them off. Each ticket is 2” x 1”.
  • BRIGHT AND VIBRANT COLORS – Tacticai colored raffle tickets come in a wide variety of brilliant colors including blue, green, orange, purple, red, white, yellow, and pink. All to match your individual event, event date, or party theme.
  • BACK WRITABLE TICKET SURFACE – On the back, you’ll find the ticket has a place where guests or attendees can write their contact information, so you can reach out to them if they’ve won a prize or require follow-up information.
  • CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED – Each roll of tickets for raffle and event use features numbers completely in order to make it easier to separate them and stay organized if you’re holding a raffle, fundraiser, or special event. When purchasing multiple rolls, chances are you will not get duplicate numbers.
 
2Pack Metal Bookmark,3D Butterfly Pendant Bookmarks,Apply to Christmas Gifts Book Lovers Teacher Gifts Appreciation and Graduation Gifts for Him Teacher Bookmark Bookmarks for Women
82 Reviews

2Pack Metal Bookmark,3D Butterfly Pendant Bookmarks,Apply to Christmas Gifts Book Lovers Teacher Gifts Appreciation and Graduation Gifts for Him Teacher Bookmark Bookmarks for Women

  • 【Perfect Gift】: Do you want to choose the right gift? bookmarks for women are suitable as christmas gifts for women, birthday gifts, valentine's gifts, mother's day gifts, thanksgiving, christmas gifts, women's gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, receiving suitable holiday gifts, I think they will be very happy!
  • 【Meaning of Collocation】: Jeupum hopes that everyone who receives a gift can feel the heart of the gift-giver, bookmarks adopts a combination of gold and silver, gold represents nobility, which means bringing wealth to people, and silver represents auspiciousness, it means good luck and health.
  • 【Fine workmanship】: Each butterfly bookmark is made of zinc alloy 14k gold-plated material, the surface of the book marks is hand-carved, the metal feather has a clear texture, durable and wear-resistant, the edge is smooth, not easy to fade, and will not hurt your book, just like a butterfly Fly in the book.
  • 【Unique Design】: Exquisite and elegant women's bookmarks, with gift box packaging, realistic anime bookmarks 3D metal butterfly and glass bead pendant design, beautiful and practical, bookmarks for book lovers, it is a friend who can accompany you for a long time.
  • 【Wide Uses】: Besides being used as school supplies bookmarks, it can also be used for DIY crafts in the living room or kids christmas gifts, wind chimes, table decorations, souvenirs, hairpins, or decorations for birthdays, weddings, Valentine's Day dates, New Year's and other parties.
 
PAPERPAL #1 Smooth Paper Clips, 600 Medium Paper Clips (6 Boxes of 100 Each), Paperclips for Office School & Personal Use, Daily DIY, 1-2/7' Silver Paper Clip Standard Size (No. 1 Paper Clips, Smooth)
39 Reviews

PAPERPAL #1 Smooth Paper Clips, 600 Medium Paper Clips (6 Boxes of 100 Each), Paperclips for Office School & Personal Use, Daily DIY, 1-2/7" Silver Paper Clip Standard Size (No. 1 Paper Clips, Smooth)

  • 👉600 pcs - Contains well-packed 6 boxes of No.1 smooth paper clips, 100 pcs each.
  • 👉1-2/7 inches (33mm) x 1/3 inches (8mm) - Made of high quality steel, will be able to get a strong and non-slip grip in usage.
  • 👉Durable & Reusable - Features the anti-rust finish, can be bright as new after long-term usage.
  • 👉10-sheet capacity - Can hold 10-sheet paper and can be removed easily leaving no marks, prints, or any damage to the paper.
  • 👉Versatile - Not only can be useful to the office, school, library, hospital and personal daily document sorting, to fasten paperwork, envelopes, money or photos, but also could be used as DIY, such as: a special bookmark, a unique necklace, a temporary hair clip, an economic food clip, etc.
 
KTRIO Acrylic Brochure Holder 8.5 x 11 inches Plastic Acrylic Literature Holders Clear Flyer Holder Rack Card Holder, Magazine, Pamphlet, Booklet Display Stand Trifold Holder Desk or Wall Mount 2 Pack
1,395 Reviews

KTRIO Acrylic Brochure Holder 8.5 x 11 inches Plastic Acrylic Literature Holders Clear Flyer Holder Rack Card Holder, Magazine, Pamphlet, Booklet Display Stand Trifold Holder Desk or Wall Mount 2 Pack

  • Acrylic Material: The brochure holder is made of premium clear acrylic, it is durable enough to resist scrape or damage on the surface; lightweight and exquisite; 2 pack of holder in one package.
  • Slanted Back Support: Slanted Back Support on the back of flyer holder allows a smooth movement and more secure standing; it is self-standing, so you don't need anything else to set it securely on a desk.
  • Non-slip Slot&Hole Mount(Not include screw): Non-slip slot on the bottom of countertop organizer can fix document in place, even a piece of paper; 2 hole mount can make marketing holders securely fastened to the wall.
  • Round Feature: Rounded edges and corners make it safe and magazine organizer has its exquisite overall look; the clear literature holder is transparent to allow people to view your brochures from afar.
  • Multipurpose Brochure Holder: Brochure holder is perfect for holding flyers, paper, bills, booklets, brochure, pamphlets, and other paperwork up to 8.5 inch width on desk surfaces or countertop.
 
Bible Index Tabs New & Old Testament Tabs Matte Laminated Floral Design - 121 Pcs (Floral)
4,982 Reviews

Bible Index Tabs New & Old Testament Tabs Matte Laminated Floral Design - 121 Pcs (Floral)

  • Cualfec 120 floral designed old & new testament index tabs, blank tabs for bibles.
  • Elegant Floral Design: All the stickers and accessories are of beautiful design. Bible tabs and blank tabs are of unique colorful floral design.
  • Make Bible Index Easy: There is easy-fold-line on each stickers for easy folding. Super easy to stick on the bible pages while using with the tab positioning guide, no more mess!
  • Durable & High Quality: The stickers are made of high quality synthetic paper + matte lamination, which is much more durable and tear resistance compares with regular stickers. They are of great stickiness on papers, will not fall off that easily.
  • Value Pack: Package Include 39 old Testament Tabs + 27 new testament tabs + 24 week tabs + 30 blank tabs + 1 tab positioning guide. 100% money back guarantee, buy with confidence!
 
DiverseBee Laminated Bible Tabs (Large Print, Easy to Read), Bible Journaling Supplies, Bible Book Tabs, Christian Gift, 66 Bible Tabs Old and New Testament, Includes 11 Blank Tabs - Cappuccino Theme
3,159 Reviews

DiverseBee Laminated Bible Tabs (Large Print, Easy to Read), Bible Journaling Supplies, Bible Book Tabs, Christian Gift, 66 Bible Tabs Old and New Testament, Includes 11 Blank Tabs - Cappuccino Theme

  • Easy to Apply, Alignment Guide Included: The peel-and-stick Bible index tabs are self adhesive, simply align them with the provided guide or place them creatively in your new Bible. The Bible stickers are pre-scored in the middle for easy folding.
  • Large Print, Easy to Read: Carefully designed pretty Bible accessories and matte laminated for protection. They will add personality to your Bible without making it feel bulky!
  • Unique and Durable Laminated Tabs: The set includes 66 Bible tabs for the Old and New Testament plus 11 blank tabs which can be personalized or used to index the books in the Catholic Bible.
  • Simplified Bible Navigation: No more going back to the table of contents! Excellent for Bible journaling and Bible study.
  • Guaranteed Purchase: We stand behind our products. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a replacement or full refund.
 
Apache Laminating Pouches 3 mil, for 8.5 x 11 inch Letter Size Paper 9 x 11.5 inch Sheets, 100 Pack
2,134 Reviews

Apache Laminating Pouches 3 mil, for 8.5 x 11 inch Letter Size Paper 9 x 11.5 inch Sheets, 100 Pack

  • Standard US Letter Size (9x11.5") for (8.5x11") Paper
  • Standard 3 Mil Pouch Thickness
  • Photo Quality - Crystal Clear
  • Rounded Corners and Seamed on one side
  • Ideal for All Apache Hot Laminators

History of Bookmarks

The date of birth of the bookmark is indicated by many as 1584, the year in which the printer Christopher Barker presented to Queen Elizabeth I of England a book in which he had sewn a silk ribbon inside. In reality, the bookmark was in use long before the birth of printing. For example, in the Dictionnaire Historique de la Langue Française by Le Robert, we read that already in 1377 simple ribbons were used for this purpose inside mass books. But the history of art also provides us with numerous documents in this regard. In the painting Our Lady of the Chancellor Rolin (1433-1434) by Jan van Eyck, housed in the Louvre Museum, one can see the chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, who has a book in front of him, from the pages of which a sort of button protrudes, which is evidently the tip of a bookmark. Likewise, in the Saint Jerome with a devotee painted by Piero della Francesca in 1450, preserved in the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, the saint holds a sacred book on his knees, on the pages of which one can see thin strips of fabric. Continuing on, we find for example the splendid Polyptych of Porto San Giorgio by Carlo Crivelli (1470), where – in the left-hand compartment – Saints Peter and Paul are portrayed with a book in their hands: a bookmark is unmistakably sticking out of one of them. Bookmarks also appear in Antonello da Messina’s Saint Jerome in his study (1475) and in another Saint Jerome in his study (1521) by Albrecht Dürer. In some cases, these can also be real precious objects: at the Louvre there is one of the rarest examples of this kind that has come down to us; a real jewel destined for a Book of Hours of Francis I of France, datable around 1532-1538, it is a pendant in gold of tubular form, with pearl and precious stones and with a small sculpture in agate that represents a flagellated Christ. We should also remember the fanciful painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, painted in 1566 and entitled Il Bibliotecario (Skokloster Slott, Bålsta, Stockholm), where several strips of pearl-grey satin come out of the horizontally arranged books. And still more examples could be found. Already in the Middle Ages, however – although there is no documentary evidence – monks and amanuensis working in the scriptoria of convents had means of memorizing a page, such as small strips of cloth or parchment cuttings.

In the seventeenth century, the bookmark became more and more popular, but was still only a ribbon attached to the binding of the volume. It was not until the 19th century that it became autonomous (and therefore usable for more than one book). A.W. Coysh, in his book Collecting Bookmarkers, divides the history of the bookmark in England in four periods: Ribbon from 1850 to 1880; Victorian Advertising from 1880 to 1901; Pre-World War I (pre-World War I period) from 1901 to 1914, and finally Publicity and Greetings from 1914 to the present.

In Italy, the bookmark spread particularly in the Liberty period, where beautiful female images, often made by famous artists of the time, such as Alphonse Mucha, appeared on cards with or without a satin ribbon. With time, bookmarks also became an advertising vehicle (think, for example, of the famous Liebig stickers or the bookmarks, famous in the 1920s and 1930s, of the Perugina chocolate factory, created by the famous poster artist and designer Federico Seneca) and even an instrument of political propaganda.

Soon becoming a collector’s item (especially in France, Spain, Germany and England), the bookmark still takes on the most varied forms and can be made with the most diverse materials: cardboard (on which are often reported drawings, paintings or aphorisms and phrases of famous writers), paper folded origami, leather, embroidered fabric, crocheted, or, as a real jewel craft, with colored wood pendants, copper, bronze, glass (Murrina), semi-precious stones or silver.

The online community International Friends of Bookmarks has been organizing World Bookmark Day on February 25 every year since 2017.