Saturday Snapshot

I had intended to post some photos of our holiday near Glencoe, but I’m so pleased with ‘these’ that I decided to do a bookish Snapshot instead.

‘These’ are …

Book Darts

I first read about them a while ago and couldn’t find a supplier in the UK and then just the other day I was reminded of them by Stefanie’s post on Reading Accessories and searched for them again – and found they’re available in the UK  through Amazon!

Sometimes I use the very small post-its to mark pages I want to refer to again, but the book darts look so much better. They’re archivally safe and won’t mark or stain the pages and are so neat …

… compared to the post-its:

Post-its

For more Saturday Snapshots see Alyce’s blog At Home with Books.

24 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot”

  1. Until you showed the second photo, I couldn’t figure out what a book dart was. I pictured you throwing darts at different pages or different books to figure out what to read.
    Can you see them from the side of the book, like you can the post-its? Here’s Mine

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  2. Ha! I have to agree with Paulita – that was the image that came to mind until I saw the second photo and all became clear. I usually just use the nearest used envelope but these look like a much more elegant solution.

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  3. Oh thanks for this photo and the post. I must get them. I use post-its a lot, and regret that I’ve to throw them away afterwards. These look great but… too bad I can’t write notes on them though.

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  4. Yay! So glad you were able to get book darts Margaret! I love mine so much. I think they must be one of the best reading accessory inventions ever. 🙂

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  5. Those are so neat looking! Definitely better than post-its. My review notebook looks a bit like the book in your photo – many post-its hanging out. 🙂

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  6. I like these! Often I want to mark a passage so I end up writing page numbers on a big post-it and then can’t find the passage when I return to the page.

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  7. Those book darts are fantastic! Isn’t it funny how we don’t know what we’re missing until we get it. I bet you won’t be able to get along without them now.
    I mostly read on my nook and I miss the sight of a book with bookmarks ( or books of matches, old business cards, receipts, unopened mail, and paper napkins) to mark the pages

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  8. Years ago I wrote some advertising copy for an American company, Levenger, and they didn’t use the copy but sent me goodies. I received a nice “Book Annotation Kit” with page points, dry highlighters (like fat pencils in color), all sizes of post-its, erasers and a pencil sharpener. When I was working full-time, I put the box in the back of a drawer and forgot about them. Now that you’ve reminded me and I’m pretty much reading full-time, I have them out to use. I assume Levenger is still in business; they carried reading lamps I would kill for, furniture, anything and everything for the study or the office.

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  9. I agree with Stephanie: Book darts “must be one of the best reading accessory inventions ever”.

    I found them about 18 months ago at Lee Valley here in Canada. I keep a tin of them in every reading spot in the house!

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  10. You are the only other person I know who has book darts. I have tons that I got a long time ago and I still use them. Good to know they are still in business. Wonderful. Until you have to remove a whole lot of them.

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