Calling all Etsy artists, Bookstagrammers & Indie bookstore owners! Take a leaf out of our book and start offering your customers the perfect accompaniment to their literary adventures.

Let us design bespoke bookmarks for you, or provide your own design for us to print. With our bookmark design and printing service, you can add charm and functionality to your bookish offerings, and help your customers mark their place in style. Get in-touch today and let’s create something magical together!

From Dog-Eared to Adored: The Charm and Necessity of Bookmarks

Of all the things that can enhance the experience of reading a book, bookmarks hold a special place. They are perfect companions to our literary journeys, keeping your place until you’re ready to escape reality once again. But bookmarks don’t have to be mere placeholders. They can be beautiful, unique, and inspiring, just like the books they hold.

On this World Book Day, we want to celebrate the magic of bookmarks and inspire you to create your own.

We’ve put together a collection of bookmark design concepts based on some of the most beloved current reads, along with a classic gem. Whether you’re a fan of contemporary fiction, classic literature, or fantasy adventure, there’s a bookmark design here to get your creative juices flowing.

Read the World: Our Design Concepts Inspired by Popular Books

Reading has always been a powerful tool for broadening our horizons, expanding our understanding of the world, and transporting us to far-off places. At Aura Print, we believe that every book has the potential to take us on a unique journey, and we wanted to celebrate that diversity through our latest design project.

We challenged our designers to create a series of bookmark designs that capture the essence of five popular genres, each one inspired by a beloved book that embodies that style.

From historical fantasy to psychological urban fiction, we invite you to read the world with us and discover new worlds with every movement of a perfectly designed bookmark.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein

The Hobbit Bookmark Concept

For fans of epic fantasy fiction, our Hobbit bookmark design features bold and dramatic scenery including the vividly described Misty Mountains. The use of greens and blues represent the world in which Tolkien fans worldwide have come to love, evoking a sense of adventure and mirroring the high stakes and grandiose setting often found in the genre as a whole.

This design invites the reader to embark on a thrilling quest from their light-hearted, rural home into more sinister territory…

Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

Lonely Castle in the Mirror bookmark concept

Themed after the stunning cover design for this magnificent work of Japanese fantasy realism, connecting the reader to the story and the characters they love via a meaningful book quote is a great way to sell themed bookmarks.

Seeing a quote that resonates with a book’s fans can evoke strong emotions and remind them of the themes and message of the book. Additionally, bookmarks with quotes can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.

Babel by R.F. Kuang

Babel bookmark concept

Overall, bookmarks with quotes can be a way for readers to connect with their favourite books on a deeper level, express themselves, and find inspiration and motivation in their reading journey.

For fans of Babel, we created a bookmark design with imagery reflecting the covers' gothic artwork, symbolising the rich history and lore of ancient London. The use of dark, medieval tones transport the reader to a world of magic and mystery, where heroes and heroines navigate perilous journeys through time and space.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow bookmark concept

For fans of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, we have a bright and playful bookmark that is heavily reflective of the books stunningly striking cover art.

It is also true that a bookmark with a quote can serve as a form of personal expression. By using a bookmark with a quote that speaks to fans, they can communicate their interests and identity to others who see the bookmark.

There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job Bookmark Concept

The baby blue bookmark design for There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job is reflective of the cover art and showcases the different jobs that the main character takes on, from watching hidden camera footage to writing bus adverts and composing advice for rice cracker wrappers.

Our bookmark design serves as a reminder of the character’s journey and the challenges she faces, encouraging readers to reflect on their own experiences in the workforce while having a giggle at the character's poor luck in employment.

Adding Custom Designed Bookmarks to your Stock List: A Simple Way to Enhance Your Customers’ Reading Experience

To conclude, bookmarks are a simple yet effective way to add value to your bookstore or Etsy shop.

By offering custom designed bookmarks, you can provide your customers with a unique and functional item that enhances their reading experience. Our showcased design concepts, serve as examples of how a well-crafted bookmark can capture the essence of a story and add to the reader’s enjoyment.

So, whether you’re a bookstore owner looking to offer a new product or an Etsy illustrator interested in expanding your product line, consider adding custom-designed bookmarks to your stock list. Your customers will appreciate the added value and your business will benefit from the increased sales and customer loyalty.

Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can make your bookmark dreams a reality.