The Book of Bookmarks: A short essay on the power of reading

Age Range: Adult

The School of Life

  • $22.95


The Book of Bookmarks 

Often, when we need to mark where we’ve got to in a book, we bend back the page or reach for an old receipt, but there’s a particular pleasure in having a robust and elegant bookmark to hand. 

Here are twenty bookmarks, unusually assembled into a small pull-out “book” that simultaneously offers, across its surfaces, an essay on the pleasures of reading: why we do it, what the best books do for us, and how literature might change our lives. 

This book of bookmarks prompts small, artful occasions when, at the start or end of a reading session, we can pause to consider the power of books and their vital place in our lives.