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Give your reading a fun update with owls, fruit and chocolate bar bookmarks

This monsoon season, never forget a page with these quirky felt fruit, silicone leaves or metallic dreamcatcher bookmarks.

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jul 16, 2016 10:36 IST
Shaili Shah
Shaili Shah
Hindustan Times
If you don’t like bookmarks in the middle of your page, try them at the corner.
If you don’t like bookmarks in the middle of your page, try them at the corner.

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.


You can purchase a combo of four shaped as slices of fruit.

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. .

Where: Cooliyo, Felt Fetish
: Rs 175 for the owl, Rs 550 for the combo

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Sprouting leaves

Plant these cute green and leafy spouts in your books.

These silicone sprout bookmarks not only look good coming out of a book but they will never lose their shape or get crushed.

Where: Cooliyo
: Rs 199 for 4

Cassette tapes

A cassette bookmark which has a string that run down the page.

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.

Where: Propshop24
: Rs 200

Dream catchers

This dreamcatcher has turquoise feathers and a rhodium hook.

These colourful dreamcatchers are handmade and feature metallic hooks.

Where: Propshop24
: Rs 500


‘Haath-ee’ features bookmark in the shape of a hand and are embellished with metallic eyelets .

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.

Where: Khyatiworks
: Rs 120 to Rs 2,000


Add a vintage touch with fork and scissors metallic clip bookmarks.

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.

Where : Cooliyo
Rs 350

Chocolate Bookmarks

These chocolate bars are for those with a sweet tooth.

Get your daily sugar rush with miniature Twix, Snickers or plain chocolate and milk bar bookmarks. You can also choose from

Where: Yellowtrunk
Cost: Rs 445 for a set of two

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