I love bookmarks, but sometimes I keep the ones that I enjoy in books that I have read. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s to be surprised years later after opening a book that I read a long time ago. I don’t really buy bookmarks these days because unfortunately, I don’t visit many bookstores that I like. I’m one of those snobs who prefers independent bookstores with character, frequent author events, and probably a bunch of books that are banned in different school districts. The typical Barnes and Noble doesn’t appeal to me.
I do read plenty, and a lot of that content is digital. However, I still like opening an actual book and flipping the pages, especially when I want to enjoy a new story. I recently stumbled upon Ex-Voto Design, a store owned by a Chicana who sells her art in stickers, enamel pins, bookmarks, stationery, washi tape and more. She even has watercolor paintings for sale on her website. I ordered some Marigold mini magnetic bookmarks and the Guadalupe mini magnetic bookmark. These are super simple bookmarks made out of a coated card stock with two thin magnets. You can use these to mark or save pages in a book or planner. I like these for adding a little bit of color to my books and notebooks. Plus I get to support another Chicana creative.
Check out Ex-Voto Design. These bookmarks would be great in any back to school gift package or care package for a college student, teacher, or bookworm in your life.