Afolded corner of the page, a restaurant receipt or a stray ribbon – everyone has their own ways of marking their spot in a book. This season, as you curl up with your favourite rainy read, try some quirky versions. A triangular owl-faced felt bookmark that sticks to the corner of a page; a cloth dream catcher; or mini-casettes unspooling in a throwback to the ‘90s.
“I use a felt bookmark that feels like a stuffed toy — since these are used at the corners, it easier to locate the page,” says Shokhi Banerjee, 28, a writer who also uses fruit-shaped felt bookmarks.
If you want a break from the usual single bookmarks that go in the middle of the page, try a corner bookmark made of felt. Choose from single owl pieces or a combo of four fruits. “It is unlike the usual designs and since this is at the corner, it easier to locate the page. The felt makes it feel like a soft toy,” says Shokhi Banerjee,28, a writer who owns an owl and fruit-shaped bookmark. .
These silicone sprout bookmarks not only look good coming out of a book but they will never lose their shape or get crushed.
Cost : Rs 199 for 4
These are mini versions of cassette tapes with a string that runs down the page. The cassette can be clipped over a page to mark it.
Cost: Rs 200
These colourful dreamcatchers are handmade and feature metallic hooks.
Cost: Rs 500
The website Khyatiwork offers customised paper bookmarks that are mini versions of founder Khyati Sharma’s paintings. “These don’t have any graphic designs or images but are hand painted and have mirror effects in them,” says Sharma, 24.
The design of these bookmarks can be customised; the artwork is pasted on a cork sheet so it stays longer. “The vibrancy of the colours and visuals is the best part about the bookmarks,” says Shaurya Sharma, 29, a doctor.
Cost: Rs 120 to Rs 2,000
Gather some food for thought from your books with metallic forks, or cut out an idea with a pair of scissors. The bookmarks end in clips that can be attached to your page.
Cost: Rs 350
Get your daily sugar rush with miniature Twix, Snickers or plain chocolate and milk bar bookmarks. You can also choose from
Cost: Rs 445 for a set of two