The Book of Bookmarks
"The moment we cry in a book is often not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected. We cry about our hopes."
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 of them, assembled into a small pull-out ‘book’ that simultaneously offers, across its surfaces, an essay on the business of reading: why we do it, what the best books do for us, and how literature might change our lives.