See also examples from previous years are in the Woboda Gallery.
We are delighted to launch the EIGHTH annual World Bookmark Day
25 February 2024 - WORLD BOOKMARK DAY (WOBODA)
We celebrate the readers' little helper and the ever faithful companion of books for 2000 years.
Do you like, collect or produce bookmarks? Join us to spread the word about this worldwide event!
We continue to celebrate 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.
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 have accompanied books for 2000 years already? Read more here.
2. JOIN OUR WOBODA CELEBRATION BOOKMARK RAFFLE
You like and collect bookmarks? Here you can win a huge lot of bookmarks from all over the world!
For each 10 bookmarks you pledge to send, you'll get a raffle ticket. So, you are free to choose how many bookmarks you wish to send. Of course, your chances to win are higher the more tickets you have. On the World Bookmark Day - 25 February 2024 - the winner will be drawn by lot and he or she will get all the accumulated bookmarks. We expect that until the draw day the raffle pot will include a huge number of bookmarks, And they can be won by you!
Just ask your local library to help celebrate World Bookmark Day!
As far as we know, only few libraries have organised bookmark swaps yet, and in most cases the initiative came from collectors. However, libraries are generally interested in hosting events and thus they are likely to be receptive for the idea of a bookmark swap or a display in their rooms. Offer to help in organizing the event and see what happens. It can be an exciting experience for you to discover other collectors in your area on this occasion. You can write us about a successful attempt, and we'll report about it here, if you wish also with some pictures. Such a swap report might encourage other collectors to try it as well. We are curious to hear from you. Please contact our webmaster for questions and submissions.
1. Trobada de col·leccionistes amb motiu del la 8ª Diada Mundial del Punt de Llibre.
De les 10:00 i fins a les 13:30 a la Casa de Menorca, del carrer Diputació nº 215 principal. Barcelona España
Organitza : Associació per la Promoció del Col·leccionisme i amb la col·laboració de MONDOPUNTS
From Google Translate
Gathering of collectors on the occasion of the 8th World Bookmark Day.
From 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Casa de Menorca, on Carrer Diputació nº 215 main. Barcelona Spain
Organized by: Association for the Promotion of Collecting and with the collaboration of MONDOPUNTS
See this blog entry from MONDOPUNTS describing events for the day (the site has a translation tool).
Update 7 February 2024:
On February 15, on the occasion of the upcoming celebration of World Bookmark Day, at the IU BOHIGAS library in Salt, a small exhibition on the Genesis of the Bookmark was inaugurated by Domènec and Montse (Mondopunts) and in collaboration with Emilia and Lluis (La Bruixa of Punt).
The exhibition consists of two display cases where Domènec exposes and explains the origins of the bookmark; student of the subject that he is, he shows us reproductions of bookmarks where the medieval ones are among the first known, going through the handcrafted ones in the time of papyrus, parchment and those made of animal skin until reaching the invention of the printing press. We can also see different bookmarks made with paper and craft techniques of religious origin and some with silk ribbons that were used in religious and liturgy books.
The exhibition ends with a sample of bookmarks where you can see the different names used to name what we know today as BOOKMARKS.
This exhibition can be visited from February 14 to March 9
3. Scott Paulson, Exhibits and Events Coordinator, University of California, San Diego Library, has organized the following:
The winner will receive:
Last year's winner.
6. BOOKMARK COLLECTION AWARD
The winner is: tbd
This award recognizes an outstanding collection based on the subject of the collection or the format of materials, whether the collection has been recognized by other organizations, or whether you have written about it or promoted it in some other way. The criteria to be considered include:
Submit your entry by February 20, 2024 to the webmaster.
7. DONATE TO PROMOTE THE WORLD BOOKMARK DAY
Your donations of prizes, bookmarks for the raffle, or money will be used to promote the World Bookmark Day. We would like to support the Asim Maner award for promoting bookmarks and any future contests. There are also mailing fees for the raffle and printing fees for printing downloadable bookmarks. Even $5 is a fantastic donation for this purpose. Please use the donate button, or contact the webmaster to donate prizes or bookmarks.
If we get more donations as needed for the prizes, we'll use them to promote the World Bookmark Day with additional activities. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!