by Rosemarie Abel for 2019 Woboda
We are delighted to launch the THIRD annual World Bookmark Day
25 February 2019 - WORLD BOOKMARK DAY (WOBODA)
We celebrate the readers' little helper and the ever faithful companion of the books for 2000 years.
Do you like, collect or produce bookmarks? Join us to spread the word about this worldwide event!
We have celebrated two years of World Bookmark Day to bring attention to bookmarks, the quiet companion of readers. Friends who love to use bookmarks while reading, friends who love to collect bookmarks, illustrate and produce bookmarks, who write blogs, articles, and books on bookmarks, friends who take care of them in libraries and museums, and some other unknown friends. Join us in our activities if you think you are a friend of bookmarks. The WOBODA is an excellent occasion to help bookmarks get the recognition they deserve. See what happened last year for WOBODA 2018.
Join one of the activities listed below (printable designs, raffle and more) and help us. Please do spread the word about WOBODA and subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news on the activities.
Are you surprised to hear that bookmarks are accompanying books for 2000 years already? Read more here.
On the left you see WOBO - the World Traveling Bookmark
[NOTE: Image on the left has updated date to 2018 but it's blurry. Image on right has 2018 but is missing "introduction" at top]
WOBO goes places on a mission to help her bookmark friends to get the recognition they deserve. The task of Wobo is to spread the word about this year's WORLD BOOKMARK DAY - on 25 February 2019.
It is a very difficult task, actually, because only very few people know about this event yet. You can help Wobo a lot to accomplish her duty, if you wish. And how?
Just download and print some copies of the Wobo bookmark. Then leave the bookmarks in a book, at a library or coffee shop or whatever place you think is fine for this purpose. The finders of your bookmarks are supposed to report their discovery on this page and do the same as you. Wobo visited many places last year--where will she go this time?
Join the mission and help Wobo! Thank you!
YOU HAVE FOUND A WOBO? Yay! Tell us your story.
Where are you from and where have you found a Wobo? What was your reaction? What do you like about bookmarks? What are you going to do with Wobo? Are you letting her go, or keep her and send a new Wobo on journey? We'd love to hear from you!
Write an email to our webmaster, she'll put your answers on this page. Thank you.
Attention: Don't click on the image for downloading (you get a small image in this case). Instead, click on the link "Download File"
The Bookmark Bookstore in Oakland, California, USA hosted a display for World Bookmark Day 2018 featuring the printable designs from this page and a display of some illustrations of different types of bookmarks, antique as well as recent. The store finds many bookmarks in books that are donated to them and always puts them in little buckets throughout the store for customers to take for free.