Bookmarks come into my collection in various ways - via donations, exchanges / swaps, gifts, finds, and through my purchases from stores or online.
I have an email alert set-up on eBay so that when antiquarian or vintage bookmarks are put up for sale I am alerted to them. These four bookmarks recently came up and I purchased them. They tick a lot of boxes for me: they are in a favourite category - bookmarks that promote books, reading and literacy; they are a great design; and they are in 'as new' condition which is marvellous considering their age. Another nice bonus is they are from my home country of Australia.
Each year since 1945 the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character.