Its funny how a sliver of thin metal folded back on itself can change everything. (Okay- dramatic. Can change everything bookwise. Still…) Book Darts have done it.
Book Darts are page markers of archival quality, so no fear of damaging your book. They easily slip on and stay put until you pull it out later without leaving a mark.
I am obsessed with book darts. They are great for prepping for book clubs, studying using borrowed books, or doing a buddy read using only one book. You can mark away without dog-earing the corners or adding those little stickies that add up and result in bulking out your book.
I used them all the time in the States. When when I went to buy a tin in the UK, however, I found them only in small quantities and very expensive. Fab news, though- you can now get them in the shop in tins of 30! You. Are. Welcome.
While I get giddy running across marginalia, love to see a book well broken-in by being stashed in a purse for a wee sneaky read in the school pick up line, and revel in the feel of a book with pages soft from being read and re-read countless times; I draw a firm line in the sand against dog-eared pages. Not sure why the distinction, but it’s been set, is rigid, and is gloriously rectified by book darts.
If you are a book lover- the type that re-reads sentences because they are so beautiful you just have to have those words ring in your ears again, the type that mourns the loss of a friend after you read the last page your favourite character is on, the type hears the siren call of a bookstore even when on holidays- I present to you…the Book Dart.