bookshop (bookstore) bookmarks
This is my most favourite bookmark genre!
“When I visit a new bookstore, I demand cleanliness, computer monitors, and rigorous alphabetization.
When I visit a secondhand bookstore, I prefer indifferent housekeeping, sleeping cats, and sufficient organizational chaos...”
~ Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Featured Bookshop Bookmark
This bookmark from 1991, obtained by me from the Adyar Bookshop in the State Theatre Building, Sydney, one of my all-time favourite bookshops, is very special to me and I treasure it greatly. I visited this Adyar Bookshop many times over the years to pore over their amazing book collection and other resources. I would often read books in the store and I also, over the years, purchased a lot of books, music, cards, posters, etc., from them. I deeply know that the books I purchased from Adyar were an important part of my spiritual growth and personal evolution.
When Adyar Bookshop moved to Clarence Street, Sydney and later on to Bathurst Street, Sydney I followed them and kept browsing and purchasing! Even when I lived away form Sydney I would always make time to visit Adyar Bookshop whenever I was in the city on business or pleasure.
Sadly, Adyar Booksops have now closed their doors in Sydney but they do still exist as an online store.
Here are some interesting stories on the closure of Sydney's Adyar Bookshop:
Bookshop closes doors after 90 years (alt media)
Reincarnation may have caused death of New Age bookshop (SMH)
PS: I also love this bookmark because it celebrates and acknowledges the 100th Anniversary of the amazing esotericist H.P. Blavatsky.