Friday 2 September 2011

Added Value: Things found in books part nine

This week a 'proper' bookmark Produced for the RNL1 in 1993. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the coasts of the UK as well as seasonal lifeguard service on many of the busiest beaches in England and Wales.

Pretty bookmark showing coastal flora found inside this copy of Serbian Fairy Tales by Madame Elodie L Ijatovich with illustrations by Sidney Stanley. Published by William Heinemann  in 1917.

Do you use a 'proper' bookmark or something that just happens to be at hand?
Serbian Fairy Tales is now sold, thank you for your interest.


  1. I always try to use a bookmark: sometimes it's a wooden one, sometimes one made of cloth or Japanese embroidery ... (usually gifts from friends). I try not to use receipts as bookmarks. Guess I'm quite particular about this!

  2. barbaraannefisher2 September 2011 at 12:31

    My family and friends buy bookmarks for me too – my favourite one at the moment is one my daughter-in-law gave me with the words “Mum I thank you for your tender care for your loving hugs and for being there”. I have been known to leave behind a till receipt or a shopping list – that I (or the person I’ve lent the book to) find months later!

  3. I always try to use a bookmark, but sometimes use whatevers handy, I always check my books when I finish reading to make sure I didn't leave a reciept, bill, money etc, I have often used paper money as a bookmark if I am reading in the car and don't have a real bookmark. I love your blog and I am now following you via GFC and twitter. Looking forward to dropping by often. Have a great weekend!

  4. barbaraannefisher2 September 2011 at 14:08

    Thanks for your lovely comments about my blog - I enjoy doing it and I'm really pleased you like it. I've never found paper money left in a book - but live in hope!

  5. I used to use anything near me as a bookmark - old envelopes, matchbook covers (from the time when they were more common), old greeting cards, anything. Now, I am a reformed readers and I use a proper bookmark. Next thing I knew, I had a vast collection of bookmarks, both purchased and those give away for free. Sometimes I forget and leave them in library books. I hope whoever gets the book next, will use it.

  6. barbaraannefisher2 September 2011 at 16:50

    I am always amazed at what gets left behind – some of the things I’ve found are quite beautiful, others are just scraps of paper, bus tickets and that kind of thing. I say ‘just scraps of paper’ but I don’t really think about them like that, they are part of someone else’s life and I find that fascinating. I’ve been featuring some of the nicer things but other ‘stuff’ will be coming up soon.

  7. I love bookmarks. I have so many of them. I can't imagine people forgetting bookmarks.

  8. barbaraannefisher4 September 2011 at 09:24

    Trust me – it happens all the time.


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