If you’re always reading books and love to catch up  on a good story, you should consider getting a creative and clever bookmark for your books! Too many of us have boring bookmarks that have no style or character – in today’s post we’ll be showcasing some very unique bookmarks which show that your bookmark don’t have to be boring anymore.

Did you know?

Bookmarks were used throughout the medieval period, consisting usually of a small parchment strip attached to the edge of folio (or a piece of cord attached to headband). As the first printed books were quite rare and valuable, it was determined early on that something was needed to mark one’s place in a book without causing its pages any harm. Some of the earliest bookmarks were used at the end of the sixteenth century, and Queen Elizabeth I of England was one of the first to own one.

1. This bookmark shines a light on your current page.

2. This playful Final Fantasy 7-inspired bookmark.

This playful Final Fantasy 7-inspired bookmark.

3. This bookmark that will always save your place.

This bookmark that will always save your place.

4. There’s no place like the page you’re on.

There's no place like the page you're on.

5. Gotta read ‘em all.

Gotta read 'em all.

6. These talking bookmarks.

7. This fun floating hippo bookmark.

This fun floating hippo bookmark.

8. This handcrafted bookmark.

This handcrafted bookmark.

9. This bookmark will save your page and line.

This bookmark will save your page and line.

10. These bookmarks will come in handy all the time.

These bookmarks will come in handy all the time.

11. Rescue this bookmark by reading on…

Rescue this bookmark by reading on...

12. This nutty squirrel bookmark.

This nutty squirrel bookmark.

13. These sticky blades of grass will hold your place.

14. This handmade homage to books and wine.

This handmade homage to books and wine.

15. These bookish mice will guard your page for you.

16. These handdrawn owl pictures.

These handdrawn owl pictures.

17. These simple wire page holders.

18. This “struggling bunny” bookmark.

This "struggling bunny" bookmark.

Watership Down, perhaps?

19. These handmade mini books

20. Perhaps Carl can help you look up the right page.

Perhaps Carl can help you look up the right page.

21. This bookmark is a good reminder of why we read..

22. This bookmark will hold your page securely until you get back.

23. Whoever has this bookmark has power over the book.

Whoever has this bookmark has power over the book.

24. Or you could just improvise.

Or you could just improvise.