Thursday, October 25, 2012

An album of bookmarks

Since I was on the subject of odd things I have used for bookmarks, I thought I would share photos of some of real bookmarks that I picked up on my Grand Southern Literary Tour in May. 

I know they run over the margins, but if I didn't make the photos X-Large, you wouldn't be able to see any detail. My apologies.

Eudora Welty books all in a row

This first comes from Eudora Welty's house in Jackson, Miss. It is difficult to see, but photo is of the spines of her books. They look so pretty sitting all together, don't they. 

Square Books time three

The one above shows all three bookstores run by Square Books in Oxford, Miss. From Left to right: Square Books Jr., Square Books (the main store) and Off Square Books.

All are on the town square. One doesn't need to be anywhere else.

Lemuria Books

These three are from Lemuria Books also in Jackson, Miss. One of the clerks that I spoke with remembered when Ms. Welty used to shop at the store. Talk about making a bookseller's  day...


  1. Thank you for the mention of my post in your previous blog, Belle. It was such a fun post and I enjoyed your 10 things used as bookmarks, all of which I have used myself on occasion, including the dollar bill.

    I also enjoyed these bookmarks. Three bookstores on the square would have left me giddy as a schoolgirl. Every time I read about your Grand Southern Literary Tour I long to take one myself.

    1. Well, Penny, maybe we should just go ahead a plan a trip. Where would you like to go?