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When a bookmark tumbles out of an old book pristine and unwrinkled, it is like a gasp of breath from another century.” – Don Borchert, Free for All

Today, when we Google the word “bookmark”, the first page of the search results will give us something along the lines of: “A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that is stored for later retrieval in any of various storage formats”. Yeah, I didn’t quite get that either. Simply put, bookmarking today means saving a website in the browser. But we know that bookmarking is a lot more interesting than that: It is one way to prevent our well-loved books from having dog-ears!

Even with the advent of convenient e-books and e-book readers, nothing beats paperbacks, hard-bounds, turning pages, the smell of newly unwrapped books, and yes, bookmarks! These fancy little cardboards are both aesthetic and utilitarian — not only do they serve as a marker for the page where we left at, but they can also add delight to reading, especially when they are artsy and creative! But, there’s no need to buy one for we can always reuse any decent piece of card. Even cute clothes’ tags would do. Or better yet, why not create our own? 🙂

For this week’s photo challenge, “Wall“, I share with you this certain bookstore’s wall that shows a fusion of the inseparable endeavors of reading and creativity — which are precisely what this place is all about! Below is a whole caboodle of personalized bookmarks displayed in a humble thrift bookshop, “Bookay-Ukay“, located along Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City:

Feeling creative yourself? There are tons of brilliant DIY bookmark ideas, such as these and these, that every bookworm or bibliophile would love 🙂

These are some bookmarks I made in grade school 🙂

Here are some wonderful entries for this week’s photo challenge that you may want to checkout, too: The intricate lace walls,  the quirky “band-aid wall”, the relics in Cornwall, the beauty of brick wall,  the walls of India, these colorful houses, a bug house, a whimsical bookshop, a set of street artMarie Antoinette’s Room in Versailles, awesome art by Jack Munday, and my personal favoritewhat walls are for!


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7 thoughts on “Bookmarked!

  1. Love it! Reading this post feels like am singing a song.. you really have a flair on sewing up words together. Very interesting! 🙂

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