A month or so ago I came across these while visiting the Gorey House website, and I had to have them.
Edward Gorey bookmarks by Gorey House – [printed by Gorey House from art by Edward Gorey, paper, black and white. Each of the images below shows 4 of the 8 bookmarks I bought.
The bookmark has a long and honorable history, and to me they are part of being a Reader. I’ve loved nifty bookmarks for a long time, and I have a good many, though I use them and they inevitably get beat up after a while. That’s okay, that means I can pick up some more when I spot them. Unfortunately, bookmarks are becoming a little scarce. You don’t need one with one with an e-book, and it seems a lot of people reading a print book just use any scrap of paper that falls to hand.
Also having a long and honorable history, though not nearly as long, is the unique, compelling art of Edward Gorey. I’m not sure when I first came across his work, it may have been when I saw a copy of Amphigory and loved it. I have that book and it’s follow-up, Amphigory Two. I’ve since added many additional Gorey titles to my shelves, and I occasionally take them out for a drive. These bookmarks will fuel another of those trips.