Link Collection on Bookmarks
International Friends of Bookmarks (IFOB)
The International Friends of Bookmarks is an informal community of individuals with an interest in bookmarks, such as bookmark collectors, librarians, editors of blogs, publishers of books and papers on bookmarks, illustrators and bookmark producers, ephemera specialists and others. The organisation has been established in December 2015 and operates this website with the aim to develop it into a public resource of knowledge about bookmarks and as a communication platform for the members. The general mission of the IFOB is to increase the public awareness of bookmarks.
The Bookmark Society (TBS)
The Bookmark Society was founded in 1991 by Joe Stephenson of Horwich. Most members are based in the UK, but the society welcomes members from all over. The society publishes a periodic newsletter (TBS News - The Bookmark Society News) with news and listings about bookmarks old and new, as well as occasional papers on special topics. See a listing of their issues and papers on our Bibliography page. There are also swap meets at least twice a year at which members can get to know fellow collectors, discuss nominated themes and, of course, swap bookmarks. Correspondence by email can be addressed to the membership secretary of the society:
Rheinhausen District Library, Duisburg, Germany
The Rheinhausen district library owns a large collection of bookmarks which has been shown as a travelling exhibition in many different places. The library used to organise bookmark exhibitions with the participation of bookmark collectors in the past. A scientific approach to classify and catalogue bookmarks has led to some publications (in German/English) and can be seen as pdf files on the website.
Extensive site containing alphabetic listings with detailed pictures of woven silk bookmarks and other silk products made by Thomas Stevens, Grant, Welch & Lenton and many other British weavers.
Large reference site on Victorian woven silk pictures and bookmarks with amazing pictures, operated by Malcolm J. Roebuck.
Vogue’s Gallery: Ian Frazier Curates a Show of Janet Malcolm’s Bookmarks
Janet Malcolm the writer is also Janet Malcolm the artist. She has created collages which led early on to an enchanting series of bookmarks. Some of the "amazing works of art", as one of her closest friends Ian Frazer describes the bookmarks, are being exhibited on a show at Vogue's Gallery.
Rosemarie Abel from Germany presents her bookmark collection in a growing number of pictures and provides some information about her bookmark exhibitions in libraries and commented links related to bookmarks (in German).
Book Depository Bookmarks
Jonathan Xuereb from Malta specializes in Book Depository bookmarks. He shows examples and duplicates for exchange and he has a nice article under About describing how he started collecting.
Trade Card Place
For all who are interested in Victorian Trade Cards used to advertise American goods and services during the late 1800s. Includes a Scrapbook of examples by type and topic, books and articles, and previous auction pages for reference.