Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Regina Mačiulytė

by Lindy Gamolo Hello, everyone! After an eon, Bookmarked is back and we’re even more excited to share anything and everything about collecting bookmarks! If you have read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (which I recommend you do if you haven’t), you might recall that one of her resolutions to be happy is to start a collection. That part truly resonates with me for obvious reasons. For us collectors, we know nothing can compare to the joy and excitement that our hobby brings. It’s also a totally different feeling of happiness and fulfillment every time we add another item to our…

Bookmarked: Celebrating Lands and Seas

by Lindy Gamolo This month, we are delighted to join all environmentalists and advocates in celebrating the Philippine Environment Month and Celebrate the Seas Month. For environmentalists, this month probably means launching an idea, a program or targeting significant milestones on top of their usual work, which already involves taking care of our environment. But what does really celebrating mean for ordinary blokes like you and me? What are we expected to do or to contribute to this cause? And yeah, what does Bookmarked have anything to do with this? As I was writing this post, I only wanted to make…

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Cherie Flores

by Lindy Gamolo This month, we’re back with our favorite segment: the bookmark collector. Last year, we featured collectors from Europe and Australia (Willy, Liudmila and Robin). This month, we’ll go to Latin America! Cherie Flores was scouting for bookmark exchanges when she emailed me. While talking about the exchange, I asked her to share her collection with us. She generously agreed to it and here we are now, about to see her wonderful collection and know a little more about libraries in Chile. Hello, Cherie! Thank you for agreeing to share your collection with us. We often start with a quick…

Bookmarked: International Friends of Bookmarks

by Lindy Gamolo Bookmarked has been here on Bookbed for almost a year now (yey!), and we’ve found out that many of our readers are also interested in bookmarks—either they also actively collect, or they just find these little reading marking accessories cute and keep pieces without any intention of collecting. But you might just change your mind about collecting bookmarks RIGHT NOW. Because for this month, we have Asim Maner of International Friends of Bookmarks (IFOB) as our guest writer. Their collections are some of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen, and I’m sure you guys will agree! Asim Maner has a technical…

Bookmarked: Christmas in Bookmarks

by Lindy Gamolo and Willy Nieuwveld and Natalia Crespo Can you believe it, less than 24 hours to go and it’s Christmas day! (If you’re reading this instead of doing your last minute gift shopping, we just want to say thank you! (Although you should really get on with it. We were supposed to put this up yesterday but we went shopping for gifts instead. Sorry!) Anyway, as the last Bookmarked post for the year, we wanted to leave you with a quick reminder for the holidays and show you Christmas-themed bookmarks from different parts of the world. Do you know how to say Merry…

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Robin Brown

by Lindy Gamolo Everybody wants to end the year with a bang and for Bookmarked, it means our third bookmark collector feature! As you have known for sometime now, bookmarks are collected and the people doing so come from all walks of life, with their unique and fascinating views and stories about this particular hobby. And we here at Bookbed love sharing them with you. We want to showcase as many bookmark collectors and their collections as much as we can! You remember we first featured Willy Nieuwveld from the Netherlands, followed by Liudmila Cernikoviene from Norway. Now, we move away…

Bookmarked: Marcadores de Instituto Cervantes

by Lindy Gamolo Instituto Cervantes is one of the best producers of free bookmarks in the country and the only one that produces the kind of bookmarks I can only expect receiving from my international exchanges. If you’re also a bookmark collector residing here, you know what I mean. Free bookmarks are rare, much more the “collection-material” ones. Good thing I used to gatecrash at Instituto Cervantes in many of their events. That was how I discovered that they distribute free bookmarks. And if you know me, I wouldn’t let a chance pass without checking out if a new piece is…

Bookmarked: Film-Featuring Bookmark Series by Libreria Follas Novas

by Lindy Gamolo I know it’s similar to Fiction Nation’s theme (with all due respect to our wonderful SIC, Allana), but I have several reasons in writing about bookmarks featuring film adaptations for September. First: Because September is the month when Cinema Europa opens! This year, it will screen on September 29 to November 10 yet another brilliant lineup of 23 movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland. Whether the films were adopted from books or not, it has to be announced here. Second: Because…

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Liudmila Cernikoviene         

by Lindy Gamolo Remember our interview with Willy Nieuwveld, the bookmark collector from Holland? I hope it gave you a whole new view on bookmarks, that there are series, puzzles and antiques! For such a simple object, it’s unbelievable, right? Well, this time we are featuring a collector all the way from Norway! Liudmila Cernikoviene maintains a blog I have been following for several years now, so I get to see her new uploads and drool at her unique collection. Scroll down and drool with me. “When you think that your collection is full and you have so many bookmarks that nothing can…

Bookmarked: Picking Up Flower Bookmarks

by Lindy Gamolo and Louise Dumas With a friendship that started way back in our university days, I’ve known Louise to be a voracious reader with really good taste in authors and books. Admittedly, I kind of stole ideas from her on which authors or titles to read. (Oops!) Louise requested to write about bookmarks in relation to human rights advocacy but today, she will talk about something else. This is a story about bookmarks and life. Here’s Louise and her flower bookmarks. ***   In England, the poppy is a remembrance of the soldiers who died in the world wars,…