Unique Bookmarks from the Great Western Greenway from Mayo .Westport, Newport ,Mulrany, Achill
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A bent back page is not good enough – what does it say about you as a person …. need I carry on this conversation any further ….
A bookmark identifies a location or a selection of text that you name and identify for future reference. For example, you might use a bookmark to identify text that you want to revise at a later time. Instead of scrolling through the document to locate the text, or simply bending the corners of the book which can then become shabby a greenway bookmark is a perfect answer to mark the space.
Everyone loves history and it plays a very important role in our life so the history of the bookmark is important and where it began
Bookmarks were used throughout the medieval period, made of a small parchment strip attached to the edge of a piece of cord attached to a 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 1 of England was one of the first to own a bookmark…
Modern bookmarks are available in a huge variety of materials in a multitude of designs and styles. Many are made of cardboard or heavy paper.
The first detached, and therefore collectible, bookmarkers began to appear in the 1850s. One of the first references to these is found in Mary Russell Mitford’s Recollections of a Literary Life (1852): “I had no marker and the richly bound volume closed as if instinctively.” Note the abbreviation of ‘bookmarker’ to ‘marker’.
We also have the reference at the end of the sixteenth century, and Queen Elizabeth 1 of England was one of the first to own a bookmark.
By the 1860s, attractive machine-woven markers were being manufactured, mainly in Coventry England, the center of the silk-ribbon industry. One of the earliest was produced by J.&J. Cash to mark the death of Albert, Prince Consort in 1861.
Woven pictorial bookmarks produced by Thomas Steven a 19th-century English silk weaver, starting around 1862, are called Stevengraphs Woven silk bookmarks were very appreciated gifts in the Victorian Era
Most 19th-century bookmarks were intended for use Bibles and prayer books and were made of ribbon, woven silk, or leather. By the 1880s the production of woven silk markers was declining and printed markers made of stiff paper or cardboard began to appear in significant numbers. This development paralleled the wider availability of books, and the range of available bookmarkers soon expanded dramatically.
A lot of questions should be asked before you purchase a bookmark
What does a bookmark say about you as a person?
Do we judge a book by its cover?
Or is it the bookmark that is inside the book that we judge the person on?
Do we eye the stranger in the restaurant and see they are so engrossed in the book and suddenly our eyes focus on the bookmark -it is given us an indication of where they have traveled -or what type of person they are..
So from today, it is goodbye to shabby turned up corners of books and hello to a new world of Mayo, Ireland bookmarks – read your favorite book in style and mark it with a classy, cool gift of a bookmark
So if you are reading your favorite book from Shakespeare or that romantic novel, or detective book, or that thriller – why not mark it with a greenway gifts bookmark .-and our bookmarks are made by homeowners in Mayo so when you buy this gift you are keeping the money in our Mayo economy.
Are you on to those people that become so engrossed in reading in the café, that your coffee is going cold cannot leave the book down -Oh I am just at that good part -give me another 5 minutes -o dear my coffee is gone cold -Can I have another fresh cup I asked the waitress quickly and not making eye contact -well if I had purchased the bookmark it would have saved me a lot of trouble and two cold cups of coffee!
So now the time has come to sit down, unwind and relax with your favorite book and use our Mayo bookmark-happy days are here again.
Westport, Newport ,Mulrany, Achill-Mayo memories from the Great Western Greenway from the wild Atlantic Way.
Would you like to give a unique present – Birthday idea, a small token, anniversary gift, a Mayo bookmark is the answer