On Preserving the Pristine Printed Page, or, Bookmarks for Everyone!

Bookmarks featuring xmas, botanical and steampunk-inspired images.

I can acknowledge that one debate among book lovers is whether one ought to write in, highlight over, scribble on, dog-ear or otherwise—ahem—personalize one’s book. And while I’ve been known to attach notes and various aides memoire via Post-it, I’m firmly in the “let’s keep this in as-new condition” camp.

Needless to say, I keep a wide and varied number of bookmarks to ensure my pages remain free of folds and furrows. Some of my favourites come from (no surprise!) the collection I’ve amassed from the Porcupine’s Quill. We’ve been giving out bookmarks for a long time, stuffing them in books and liberally handing them out at book fairs.

By now, we’ve got quite a stockpile of bookmarks featuring images from our Dingbats, Ornaments & Fanciful Initials resource over at the Devil’s Artisan. And the best part is, we’re willing to share! So…

Calling all librarians, indie booksellers and stewards of little free libraries. If you’d like a stack of free bookmarks to provide to your patrons, get in touch. We’d be happy to send some your way while stock levels allow. (Please note that we will prioritize requests from Canada.)

And for readers out there who want to share in this bookmark bonanza, we haven’t forgotten about you! While we can’t mail out bookmarks to all interested individuals, we have made them available online for you to access. Simply head on over to the eStore. In the “Free Downloads” section, you’ll find a new category for bookmarks. Print out your high-resolution bookmark in colour on some cardstock or heavy paper, trim the edges, and use your new bookmark to hold your place.


We hope you love these bookmarks as much as we do.

Save a book; use a bookmark!



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2 Responses to On Preserving the Pristine Printed Page, or, Bookmarks for Everyone!

  1. Elizabeth Covino says:

    Would love for my Little Free Library!

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.