Bookmarks are produced and disseminated by a diverse range of profit and non-profit organisations and businesses for many purposes but essentially the main purpose they are produced is that they serve as compact yet very effective marketing tools.
In my collection I have bookmarks that market and promote books, booksellers, reading, libraries, art galleries, museums, health and wellbeing, travel and tourism, and commercial products, etc.
Some of these bookmarks also feature a famous person and their work or legacy. In this way, in addition to promotion and marketing, bookmarks are also used to inform, honour and commemorate.
Here are some of the bookmarks from my collection that feature famous people.
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and find out more about the person.
SOURCE: Donation from the Library Hotel
The Library Hotel is located at 299 Madison Avenue, New York City. This boutique hotel's concept is inspired by the Dewey Decimal system. Each of the 10 guestroom floors honours one of the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal System and each of the 60 rooms is uniquely adorned with a collection of books and art exploring a distinctive topic within the category it belongs to. Guests are invited to unwind from their urban adventures by enjoying the quiet exploration of over 6,000 books.
Wow, this hotel is this booklover's and librarian's dream stay! Alas, I have not visited or stayed at this hotel, in fact I have not yet been to New York City, but I hope to one day. Meanwhile, I really love these bookmarks and enjoy having them in my collection!
Debrah Gai Lewis lives in Lillian Rock, New South Wales, Australia and is a bookmark collector, yoga teacher and SoulCollage® Facilitator (among other things).
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In this blog I highlight bookmarks from my collection, feature stories about some of my favourite bookmarks (mine and other people's), and share interesting snippets I find on bookmarks and related topics. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!