The Book of Bookmarks

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The lowly bookmark hasn’t gotten much love, usually relegated to a small strip of paperboard, and rarely paid more attention to than marking a page.

Thankfully, The School of Life has a new offering called The Book of Bookmarks, which is actually an assemblage of 20 bookmarks, filled with heartfelt musings on reading.  It’s a fitting tribute to the bookmark, and a clever gift for book lovers. Available for $13.00.

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“The moment we cry in a book is often not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected. We cry about our hopes”

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“The best books put their finger on emotions that we recognise as deeply our own, but could never have formulated on our own.”

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“Books are like people; we meet many but fall in love very seldom. Perhaps only ten books will ever truly mark us. We shouldn’t feel ashamed of abandoning the ones that don’t work for us”

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“One kind of good book leaves us asking: how did the author know that about me? By looking particularly deeply into their own secrets, authors simultaneously guess everyone else’s”

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