29 Apr 2009

My first bookmark

The first bookmark I bought in Prague, the Czech Republic. I found my first bookmark in a small shop, in the Golden Lane, one time known as the Street of Alchemists. This bookmark is made of a leather string and has metal figure of Golem and Star of David.
According to the legend, the Golem was an artificial creature created by magic, to serve its creator. The rabbi constructed the Golem out of clay from the banks of the Vltava river and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations to protect the Jewish community.

I also bought a paper bookmark on the Charles' Bridge (Karluv Most) It has a picture of the Old Town bridge tower.


These bookmarks were sent to me by Anu from Finland! They are so nice: a freebie, a handmade, a red plastic Koziol bookmark and wooden bookworm on a string :) I'm happy to add them to my collection.

28 Apr 2009


These bookmarks were sent to me by Wanasanan from Thailand. Thanks a lot! Some of them are paper ones, one is wooden with a metal elephant and one is metal with many elephants. Also, I've received a Thai magnetic bookmark with a picture of Tom Yum soup. Aren't they cute?

A-Z. Bookmarks

The world of bookmarks is very rich. Bookmarks can be in all shapes and sizes and in different materials like leather, paper, ivory, metal, silk, etc. I love to collect bookmarks from all over the world, because the variety is very fascinating.

Bookmark names in other languages: marcapaginos (Spanish), marcador de livros (Portugese), marque-pages or signets (French), boekenlegger/s (Dutch), shu-qian (Chinese), knijzna oznaka (Croatian), záložka (Czech), bogmærker (Danish), järjehoidja (Estonian), kirjanmerkki (Finnish), Lesezeichen (German), bókamerki (Icelandic), neshaneye safhe (Persian), segnalibri/s (Italian), grāmatzīme (Latvian), knygų skirtukas (Lithuanian), bokmerke (Norwegian), zakladka (Polish), semne de cărţi (Romanian), закладки (Russian), kazalo, (Slovene), bokmärke (Swedish), Kitap Ayracı (Turkish).


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