Reading is a very interesting activity for some people, and others are doing it because it has to be done. Either way it would be disturbing if you lose the page you are at when you leave the book for a while, you need a book mark!
A bookmark used to keep the readers place in a book and enables him/her to return to it easily.
Who invented this great thing and when?
Researched said that it was used in the 1st century AD.
The earliest exciting bookmark dates from the 6th century AD. And was made of ornamented leather linked with vellum on the book and was attached with a leather strap to the cover of a Coptic Codex. It was found near Sakkara, Egypt.
“The first detached, and therefore collectible, bookmarkers began to appear in the 1850s. One of the first references to these is found in Mary Russell Mitford's Recollections of a Literary Life (1852): "I had no marker and the richly bound volume closed as if instinctively." Note the abbreviation of 'bookmarker' to 'marker'. The modern abbreviation is usually 'bookmark'. Historical bookmarks can be very valuable, and are sometimes collected along with other paper ephemera.”
Nowadays bookmarks can be attached to the books or can be clipped or placed in them,
Bookmarks can be made of many materials; paper, leather, fabric, beads, dried flowers and more...
I encourage my kids to make their own bookmarks, this will make reading more exciting!
In our shop we have bookmarks made from different materials, click here to check them out!