The Book of Bookmarks


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.


“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”


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


“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”


“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”