Bookmarks: The Constant Companion of Books for Over 2,000 Years | Exhibit

Feb 5, 2024–Mar 17, 2024
All Day

UC San Diego Library is proud to support the 8th annual World Bookmark Day (WOBODA) celebration, orchestrated by the International Friends of Bookmarks. This annual celebration pays homage to the quiet companion of readers, the bookmark. Also known as “quitter strips,” bookmarks have been a functional counterpart of books for more than 2,000 years. 

This exhibit features an assortment of unique bookmarks of varying shapes and sizes, award-winning bookmarks handmade by students from The Preuss School UC San Diego, and bookmarks that celebrate Women’s History Month. Library visitors are encouraged to stop by the exhibit to sign a guestbook thanking The Preuss School students for allowing us to display their work at the Library.

This exhibit is geared toward friends who love to use bookmarks while reading; friends who love to collect bookmarks, illustrate and produce bookmarks; friends who write blogs, articles, and books on bookmarks; friends who take care of bookmarks in libraries and museums; and other unknown friends. 

About The Preuss School UC San Diego

Recognized by Newsweek as the top transformative high school in the nation for three years in a row, The Preuss School UC San Diego is a unique charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Located on the UC San Diego campus, our students come from throughout San Diego County to take advantage of an environment that encourages intellectual risk-taking while offering an array of academic supports.

Scott Paulson